Pop star Kesha’s lawsuit that was filed last October against her longtime producer Dr. Luke, alleging rape and abuse against her, has reached a new development.
While the “Tic Toc” singer initially filed her suit with hopes that it would be grounds to dissolve her contract with Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records, it’s now resulted in the injunction that was filed this past Friday. This is intended to expedite the process, forcing the judge to make a decision about the case.
Her attorney, Mark Geragos, stressed that the injunction is necessary in order to salvage her career, which has been stalled from the legal proceedings.
“Kesha is at an impasse…her brand value has fallen, and unless the Court issues this injunction, Kesha will suffer irreparable harm, plummeting her career past the point of no return.”
While this is understandably part of the argument of Kesha’s case, her team also submitted an affidavit from Jim Urie, former CEO of Universal Music Group Distribution, who spoke from a qualified, more objective perspective, validating why Kesha and her team would have these concerns.
“If Kesha cannot immediately resume recording…her career is effectively over.”
In response to Kesha’s lawsuit, Dr. Luke has consistently claimed to be a victim of extortion, and even filed his own defamation lawsuit in response to the ordeal. A spokesperson for Luke commented on the situation, saying, “If Kesha now regrets her career being mired in legal proceedings, it’s entirely her making.”
Sony Music, which owns Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe records, told the judge that it’s been “caught in the crossfire.” According to Yahoo Music, Kesha added Sony to her lawsuit, claiming that they enabled Dr. Luke’s behavior. Watch Yahoo Studios’ report found above for more details.