Wendy Williams is apologizing to Kesha after publicly doubting the singer’s claims that she was sexually abused by producer Dr. Luke.
Williams offered up an apology to Kesha on The Wendy Williams Show on April 4 after she made some very outspoken remarks about her claims on the show back in February, and now described the popstar was being “one hell of a woman.”
According to Gossip Cop, Williams once again addressed Kesha’s legal battle with Sony and Dr. Luke on the daytime talk show, and even made an official apology after admitting that she was initially “skeptical” about Kesha’s claims against the producer earlier this year.
“Kesha, I want to A, apologize to you, and B, say you’re a hell of a woman,” Wendy said to Kesha, who was not present on the daytime talk show, earlier this week, admitting that she’s “woman enough” to publicly apologize to the singer.
“You know, unfortunately, a lot of people lie about rape, and so I was just being skeptical, that’s what I do,” Williams said on The Wendy Williams Show of her past claims regarding Kesha’s legal battle. “I wasn’t sure, but I’m also woman enough to say, ‘Damn, Kesha, I apologize,’ ” Wendy admitted, “you a hell of a woman and I don’t think a lot of women could rise to the occasion the way you did, Kesha. You keep going.”
Wendy then read out Kesha’s recent Instagram post regarding her legal battle, where the singer claimed that she was offered her “freedom” if she told the world that Dr. Luke did not rape her.
“So. I got offered my freedom IF i were to lie. I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped,” Kesha wrote alongside a photo of herself on the photo sharing site on April 3. “THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS behind closed doors. I will not take back the TRUTH. I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again,” she said.
Williams’s apology comes just weeks after Wendy claimed on her daytime talk show that she was skeptical about Kesha’s recent claims and noted that she thought the ruling to keep Kesha in her contract with Sony but work with a different producer was “fair.”
“Unfortunately, business is business and it sounds like it’s fair,” Williams said of Kesha’s court case on the show back in February, “If everybody complained because somebody allegedly sexually abused them and was ripping them off then contracts would be broken all the time.”
“Kesha wasn’t stupid and neither was her mother when the alleged sexual abuse started,” Wendy continued of Kesha’s claims earlier this year, before questioning “Why weren’t they rolling camera on it?… Boys are so stupid, if you’re sexually abusing us it’s so easy to catch you.”
Wendy then went on to describe Kesha as being “no spring chicken” and suggested that the “Blow” singer may be forgotten in the music industry by the time her court case against Sony and Dr. Luke had been properly settled.
“I feel like by the time Kesha works her way out of this mess, people will have forgotten about her,” Wendy Williams said at the time, “Her foot is not as strong in the music business to begin with [and] to sustain, you know, four more years of this.”
Williams’s initial claims saw the daytime talk show face a whole lot of heat online, with several social media users blasting Wendy for her remarks about the singer.
Watch Wendy Williams first discuss Kesha and her legal battle back in January in the video below.
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