Kesha Drops Case Against Dr. Luke in California, Moves Forward in New York: ‘My Fight Continues’
Kesha filed to drop her sexual assault lawsuit against producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald in California on Monday (Aug. 1, 2016), but will maintain her court battle in New York as she produces new music.
“Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label,” said Kesha’s lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli, in an official statement. “We have conveyed to Sony Music and the label Kesha’s strong desire to release her next album and single as soon as possible.”
Kesha will still continue to pursue her appeals in New York even though her claims of sexual abuse against the Kemosabe producer were dismissed by a judge in April. Her case in California, which holds a similar set of claims, has been on hold since June of 2015. Kesha wishes to dissolve her contract with Gottwald’s company, KMI, because his suit requests money damages rather than the fulfillment of that contract.
Kesha first filed claims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse against Gottwald in 2014 in California, alleging that he had “suffocating control” over her career.
Listen to our Celebuzz’d podcast episode embedded below to better understand the case between Kesha and Dr. Luke.