Kesha cries after judge denies nullification of contract, stars rally for her
20 February 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Kesha and Dr. Luke’s legal battle has come to an end after the court decided that her contract with the music producer will not be nullified, leaving the singer emotional.
The 28-year-old pop star, whose real name is Kesha Rose Sebert , sued Dr. Luke’s, whose real name is Luke Gottwald , back in 2014. She claimed that she was sexually and emotionally assaulted but in a countersuit , Dr. Luke claimed that her allegations were defamatory and that he was being extorted. Kesha then sought a preliminary injunction that would allow her to release music outside of Dr. Luke's authority but it was denied on Friday.
Kesha reportedly sobbed when the verdict was given. She was spotted sunglasses and greeted dozens of supporters who were there outside the court to show support for her as she exited. There was no statement released from her lawyers yet.
Justice Shirley Kornreich announced that she would have to keep recording with Sony and Dr. Luke. She has a six-year contract with them. It has also been announced that she could continue with her contract without having to have any contact with Dr. Luke. The judge said, "She's being given the opportunity to record, she can record. She does not have to have any interface at all with Mr. Gottwald in recording or producing."
Sony reportedly gave Kesha the opportunity to record music without the involvement of Dr. Luke in the past. However, the lawyer of the singer said that it is an “elusive promise” as Sony allegedly sides with Dr. Luke.
Kornreich added, "You're asking the court to decimate a contract that was heavily negotiated and typical for the industry. I don't understand why I have to take the extraordinary measure of granting an injunction."
Dr. Luke’s attorney, Christine Lepera , said in a statement, "As the Court recognized, Ms. Sebert has always had the ability to proceed with her career if she so chooses. We remain confident that when all the facts are presented that Ms. Sebert's allegations against Luke will be shown to be completely false and were asserted solely to extort money and gain contractual leverage."
After the ruling was given, some stars such as Iggy Azalea, Lady Gaga, and Kelly Clarkson sounded off on Twitter to show support for Kesha . Azalea tweeted: “If two people dont want to be in business with one another it seems very cruel for one to hold the other in a contract.” Gaga also wrote: “There are people all over the world who love you @KeshaRose . And I can say truly I am in awe of your bravery.”