Pop singer Kesha has called off her California based lawsuit against her estranged producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald. You are likely to recall that Kesha claimed that Luke sexually and emotionally abused her, causing her to sue him and their shared parent company, Sony Music Entertainment in a related case based in New York City that NBC News says, “will remain in play.”
“My fight continues. I need to get my music out. I have so much to say, Kesha stated via Facebook. “This lawsuit is so heavy on my once free spirit, and I can only pray to one day feel that happiness again. I am continuing to fight for my rights in New York. Thank you for all your support. The support of my fans has been so beautiful and I’m so grateful for it. I’m Not sure where I would be without you all.”
Kesha is hoping to get beyond this controversy. She has reportedly given 28 new songs to Luke’s Kemosobe label and Sony Music. To her credit, she optimistically hopes to release new singles and albums soon.
“We have conveyed to Sony and the label Kesha’s strong desire to release her next album and single as soon as possible,” said Kesha’s attorney Daniel Petrocelli in a written statement.
Petrocelli went on to confirm plans to take action against Luke’s alleged frequently ridicule, as well as the alleged drugging and rapping of her. Luke has denied these allegations, accusing her of suing to try to obtain a better recording deal. Kesha is appealing two rulings in New York that have prevented her from breaking her contract with Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records.