Keshas legal team claims Dr. Luke did not pay her royalties for two years, producers team alleges singer falsely told Lady Gaga he raped a
1 February 2017 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
New York City, NY, United States (4E) – The legal battle of Dr. Luke and Kesha continues as the team of the singer accused the producer of not paying her royalties for two years while his legal team alleged that the “Take It Off” singer falsely told Lady Gaga that Dr. Luke raped another woman.
The lawsuit against Dr. Luke was filed by Kesha in 2014. She first alleged that he drugged her and he was verbally, physically, and emotionally abusive towards her for a decade. Dr. Luke denied the allegations and filed a countersuit for defamation and breach of contract.
Last year, a New York judge denied Kesha’s request for a preliminary injunction, which would have allowed he to record music outside the contract with Dr. Luke and Sony. By April, the judge dismissed Kesha’s abuse claims and in August, she dropped the lawsuit in California but continued to pursue the lawsuit in New York.
In the latest filing of the legal team of Dr. Luke, they said that Kesha initiated a text message last February 26, 2016 with Lady Gaga. In the text, the legal team of Dr. Luke said, “During this text message conversation, Kesha falsely and baselessly asserted that Kesha and another female recording artist (the ‘Other Recording Artist’) had both been raped by Gottwald … Since this text message conversation, Lady Gaga has spread negative messages about Gottwald in the press. Indeed, Lady Gaga has gone so far as to suggest during a radio interview that she possesses secret information regarding Gottwald that is damaging to him.”
As for the camp of Kesha , they claimed that Dr. Luke did not pay her royalties for more than two years and was not properly compensated for her song “Timber.” Her team noted that the royalty payments were not paid from 2014 to December 2016.
There is no court date set yet for when the two will be meeting in court again.
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