NYC court tosses Kesha lawsuit against Dr Luke and Sony
In another setback for Kesha, a second NYC judge as sided with Sony and completely tossed the singer’s lawsuit against the company.
This has been ongoing ordeal for Kesha, who has multiple lawsuits pending at the moment against Sony and the music producer. The singer has been trying to have her contract, made with Sony and her accused rapist Dr. Luke, nullified so that she can move onto another label and return to the studio.
This is the second drawback that Kesha has faced in just three months. Back in February a NYC court ruled against Kesha. At that time Kesha had requested an injunction, which the court refused. That refusal lead Sony to have the entire suit thrown out, which is was this week. After that injunction failed, Taylor Swift donated $250,000 to Kesha’s legal defense.
This new appeal that was thrown out this morning was held in the lower courts. In court papers Kesha’s lawyer called the singer a “slave” to Dr. Luke, outlining her current contract with the producer and Sony Music. The judge did not agree, saying Sony never pushed Kesha to work exclusively with Dr. Luke at anytime.
This comes just days after Kesha wrote on her Instagram account that Sony had offered her a way out of her contract if she apologized and withdrew the rape claims against Dr. Luke. Kesha wrote to her fans, “I will not take back the truth. I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for that monster ever again.”
One of the other talking points from the defense is that the abuse Kesha allegedly endured could be considered a hate crime. Once again the court disagreed, stating in court, “Although [Luke’s] alleged actions were directed to Kesha, who is female, [her claims] do no allege that [Luke] harbored animus toward women or was motivated by gender animus when he allegedly behaved violently toward Kesha.”
This isn’t the end of the ordeal for Kesha, who also has suits in California.