Kelly Clarkson Says She Was Forced To Work With Dr. Luke, Says He’s “Not A Good Guy”

Dr. Luke, the shady producer best known for having allegedly sexually assaulted Kesha, first came to prominence after producing Kelly Clarkson’s “Since You’ve Been Gone.” However, the former American Idol winner hasn’t had too many good things to say about him.

In an interview with Australia’s KIIS 1065 on Monday morning, Clarkson went into further detail about her experiences with Dr. Luke.

“He’s just not a good person to me. We’ve clashed. He’s just not a good guy for me.” Clarkson told hosts Kyle and Jackie O. “Obviously he’s a talented dude, but he’s just lied a lot. I’ve run into a couple really bad situations where, musically, it’s been really hard for me because he will just lie to people. And then it makes the artist look bad. And he’s kind of difficult to work with, kind of demeaning.”

Clarkson noted that while she is sorry to disappoint Kesha fans who want her to be able to confirm the assault, because she wasn’t in the room, she can remark on his character, saying “Unfortunately, when you have that poor of character, and so many artists don’t like you and don’t like working with you”

She also said that Sony had essentially “blackmailed” her into working with him by Sony, stating “They were like, ‘We will not put your album out if you don’t do this.’ It was a really hard time for me. And you know, we have a whole crew to support and people that depend on us for their livelihood, so sometimes you just have to make those decisions and swallow that pill.”

How is it even possible that this guy is that good that–despite how many performers clearly have problems working with him, and despite the sexual assault allegations–Sony is still dead set on keeping him around? What? Did he somehow reinvent the Wall of Sound?

[Vulture]