Sony has just broken their silence on their contentious legal battle between Dr. Luke and Kesha in a statement to HollywoodLife.com.
Fans and celebrities all over the world are begging Sony to release Kesha from her contract with Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald‘s Kemosabe Records under the Sony umbrella. But until now, Sony has remained tight-lipped. In an exclusive statement to HollywoodLife.com, Sony’s attorney, Scott Edelman tells us that they don’t have the power to “terminate the contractual relationship.”
Things are getting more complicated by the minute when it comes to Kesha’s ongoing battle with Sony and Dr. Luke. The latest twist comes from Sony, who claims that there’s nothing more that they can do. In a statement to HollywoodLife.com they assert that they’ve done everything possible to make things “easier” for Kesha as she completes her remaining six records as part of her contract. “Sony has made it possible for Kesha to record without any connection, involvement or interaction with Luke whatsoever, but Sony is not in a position to terminate the contractual relationship between Luke and Kesha.”
The statement continues: “Sony is doing everything it can to support the artist in these circumstances, but is legally unable to terminate the contract to which it is not a party.”
As it turns out, Kesha’s contract is part of Kasz Money, which is Sony’s RCA/Jive subsidiary — this complicates matters. In the meantime, no criminal charges have been filed against Dr.Luke, who Kesha claims sexually and emotional assaulted her for years. Kesha’s injunction to get out of her contract was denied on Feb. 19 by New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich and she’s expected back in court Feb. 29 to appeal the ruling.
HollywoodLifers, we will keep you updated as this story progresses.