Kesha Drops Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke – Singer Kesha’s lawyer has announced that she will be dropping her sexual abuse lawsuit against her producer, Dr. Luke.
Kesha still plans to get a court to annul her contract to Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe records, but in the meantime, says she just wants to make music.
“Kesha has dismissed her California action without prejudice while she pursues her appeal and other legal claims in the New York courts,” Daniel M. Petrocelli, Kesha’s counsel, said in a statement.
“Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label. We have conveyed to Sony Music and the label Kesha’s strong desire to release her next album and single as soon as possible.”
Dr. Luke’s lawyer Christine Lepera said Kesha was dropping the lawsuit because she knew she could not win, and that they would continue to sue her for defamation.
“If Kesha is voluntarily dismissing her claims in the California case, it is because she has no chance of winning them,” Lepera said.
“Earlier this year, she lost her meritless counterclaims against Dr. Luke in the New York Action. Recently, the California Court invited Dr. Luke and the other defendants to move to dismiss Kesha’s claims in that action. Kesha never should have brought her false and meritless claims against Dr. Luke in any court. Dr. Luke’s defamation and other claims against Kesha are still proceeding.”