Pop star Kesha has broken her silence to thank fans for their support during her legal battle with music producer Dr. Luke over abuse allegations.

The Tik Tok hitmaker hit headlines on 14 October (14) when she filed a lawsuit against her producer, real name Lukasz Gottwald, accusing him of subjecting her to years of sexual, physical, verbal and emotional abuse after he signed her at the age of 18.

Gottwald promptly filed a countersuit, claiming all the allegations were false and that Kesha was trying to extort him to break free from her contract.

The pop singer has kept a low profile since the news emerged, but returned to Twitter.com on Friday (31Oct14) to thank her fans, or "animals".

She writes, "Happy halloween. Thank u (you) to everyone who has given me support over the past few weeks... I've missed my animals!"