What a bombshell! After her two-year legal battle against super producer Dr. Luke, Kesha has decided to withdraw her sexual assault lawsuit against him so she can get her recording career back on track. Keep reading for the shocking details of why she’s suddenly giving up her legal fight.
OMG, we totally didn’t see this coming. Kesha, 29, has filed papers to dismiss her sexual assault lawsuit she filed in California against record producer Dr. Luke – a.k.a. Lukasz Gottwald, 44, who she’s been locked in a legal war with for the past two years. “Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label,” Daniel Petrocelli, partner at O’Melveny & Myers, said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. “We have conveyed to Sony Music and the label Kesha’s strong desire to release the single and an album as soon as possible.” As a result, Kesha is dropping her lawsuit against her label boss, so finger’s crossed this means we’ll finally have some new music from the super talented singer/songwriter on the way!
After the news broke, Kesha took to Twitter to confirm her action was to get her music released:
My fight continues. I need to get my music out. I am continuing to fight for my rights in New York. Thank you for all your support.
— kesha (@KeshaRose) August 2, 2016
Her legal team noted that she recorded all that new music on her own dime so she could fulfill her contractual obligations to Dr. Luke and his Kemosabe record label with Sony Music. The singer hasn’t released an album of new music since 2012 and is eager to get her once red-hot career back on track.
The singer sued Dr. Luke back in 2014, claiming he drugged and sexually assaulted her. In response, the pair’s professional relationship came to a grinding halt, and Kesha still owed Kemosabe another six albums worth of music. She went to court in NYC last April to get out of her contract with Sony Music, but a judge denied the request, saying that Sony had made the offer to let her work with other producers than Dr. Luke at the company, and thus there was no reason to let her out of her deal. We hope that this new development finally allows Kesha to get some new music out there because we’ve missed her so much!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Dr. Luke will finally release Kesha from her recording contract now that she’s dropped her sexual assault lawsuit?