Kesha abandons sexual abuse lawsuit against Dr. Luke
After filing a lawsuit against Dr. Luke in 2014 for "sexually, physically, verbally, and emotionally abused [Kesha] to the point where [she] nearly lost her life," Kesha has announced that she's dropping the case. The pop singer is looking to restart her career after going nearly, Kesha's attorney explained in multiple statements to BuzzFeed News.This article originally appeared on BuzzFeed News
Kesha, who hasn’t released a new album in nearly four years, submitted 28 new songs to Dr. Luke’s record label as she tries to restart her career, her attorney told BuzzFeed News.
Kesha on Monday filed to dismiss her sexual assault lawsuit against producer Dr. Luke in California as she focuses on restarting her music career.
The “Tik Tok” singer has been locked in a legal battle with Dr. Luke in New York as she tries to get out of an exclusive multi-record deal, arguing that she can no longer work with a man she claims drugged and sexually assaulted her.
For nearly four years now, she has remained bound to Dr. Luke and his Kemosabe label under Sony Music and has released no new music while the courtroom drama plays out. But in the past month, Kesha’s legal team says she has submitted 28 new songs, recorded at her own expense, in order to fulfill her contractual obligations.
“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.”
Sony Music declined to comment. But in a statement, Dr. Luke’s attorney, Christine Lepera, told BuzzFeed News Kesha voluntarily dropped her claims “because she has no chance of winning them...