Kesha Appeals Judge’s Injunction Dismissal, Her Lawyer Says Contract Is Basically ‘Slavery’

The songstress isn’t going down without a fight!

Kesha and her legal team are filing an appeal in New York Supreme Court in response to the ruling in which her request for a preliminary injunction allowing her to record without producer Dr. Luke was dismissed.

People acquired the legal documents pertaining to the appeal. In them, Mark Geragos, Kesha’s lawyer argues that, although Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald) provided signed affidavits saying Kesha would not have any direct contact with the producer, the deal ultimately denies the singer the autonomy she requires after the reported trauma he has inflicted on her.

“The court erred in basing its decision on its finding that Kesha could record without interference from Gottwald. Although it recognized that ‘slavery was done away with a long time ago’ and that ‘[y]ou can’t can’t force someone to work … in a situation in which they don’t want to work,’ the Court’s ruling requiring Kesha to work for Gottwald’s companies, purportedly without his involvement, does just that,” Geragos says.

The producer’s rep responded to the appeal: “The Court repeatedly stated Kesha was 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 sworn testimony – show her allegations are false. Her attorneys can continue manufacturing even more false and outrageous claims, but the fact remains that her time would be better spent in a studio than wasting time having her lawyer and mother spin lies in the media.”