"Kesha, I want to A.) apologize to you and B.) you're a hell of a woman," Williams said on her show Monday.
"Remember the day we were talking about that story and I said, 'Well, there's two sides to every story' and you all were like 'Well, wait Wendy, when a woman says rape, you better believe it's rape.' Well, no, you know what, unfortunately a lot of people lie about rape so I was just being skeptical, that's what I do," Williams continued. "I wasn't sure, but I'm also woman enough to say 'Damn Kesha, I apologize.'... I don't think a lot of women could rise to the occasion the way you did Kesha, you keep going."
In February, Williams called a New York Supreme Court judge's ruling in favor of Sony and Gottwald "fair," because "business is business."
"If everybody complained because somebody allegedly sexually abused them... contracts would be broken all the time," Williams said. "Kesha's no spring chicken. I mean she's like, 30 years old?... So she wasn't stupid 10 years ago and neither was her mother when the sexual abuse — alleged sexual abuse — started, why weren't they rolling camera on it?"
Kesha has filed an appeal in her lawsuit against her label and the producer she claims sexually abused her, and vowed Sunday to "not take back the truth."
"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 on her Instagram. "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."
Gottwald, meanwhile, is sticking to his story that the singer's allegations are false.
"The Court repeatedly stated Kesha is already free to record without Dr. Luke, and that she had not presented any facts supporting her claims. That's because all the evidence — including Kesha's own videotaped sworn testimony — show her allegations are false," Gottwald's rep said in a statement. "We look forward to our day in court holding Kesha accountable for her lies."
More from Kesha in the gallery below.
Wendy Williams apologizes to Kesha for 'being skeptical' of rape claims against Dr. Luke
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KeSha at Rehab at The Hard Rock.
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
Kesha performs at the 2015 Delete Blood Cancer Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday, April 16, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Kesha and boyfriend Brad Ashenfelter are seen flying out of LAX airport, 15 April 2015.
15 April 2015.
Kesha performs on stage during Brian Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of Brian Wilson at the Fonda Theatre on Monday, March 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Kesha attends the DKNY Fall 2015 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Theater at 547 W. 26th Street on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Kesha arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Ke$ha poses in the press room at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP)
FILE - This Nov. 24, 2013 file photo shows musician Ke$ha at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Ke$ha's representative confirmed Friday, March 7, 2014, that the singer checked out of rehab. She entered in January. The 26-year-old vegetarian said she entered rehab to "learn to love myself again, exactly as I am." Ke$ha, whose real name is Kesha Rose Sebert, is the performer of such tunes as "Crazy Love," ''Die Young" and "Timber" with Pitbull. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Ke$ha, left, and Pitbull perform on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Ke$ha performs at IHeartRadio Music Festival, day 2, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision /AP)
Ke$ha performs at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Miami. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
Ke$ha arrives at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Miami. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
Pop music singer songwriter Ke$ha performs on her Warrior Tour at the Golden Nugget Casino on Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Ke$ha arrives at the 26th annual Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)
Ke$ha arrives at the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Charity Benefit, on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington. (Photo by Stephen Boitano/Invision/AP)
Ke$ha performs during the second night of KIIS FM's Jingle Ball at Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Kesha arrives at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Singer-songwriter Ke$ha poses for a portrait, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
U.S. pop singer Ke$ha performs during the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday Sept. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
U.S. singer Ke$ha performs at the Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, London, Saturday, July 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)
Singer Ke$ha arrives at KIIS FM's Wango Tango in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Ke$ha arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Ke$ha appears on the NBC "Today" television program in New York Friday, Aug. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)