Kesha Has Dropped Her Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke

Kesha filed to drop her sexual assault lawsuit against music producer Dr. Luke on Monday after an intense legal battle, BuzzFeed News reports.


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For four years, Kesha has attempted to get out of her recording deal with Sony producer Dr. Luke, whom she has accused of sexually, physically, and emotionally abusing her for years. Kesha "has submitted 28 new songs, recorded at her own expense, in order to fulfill her contractual obligations," according to BuzzFeed.

In a statement to BuzzFeed News, Daniel Petrocelli, partner at O’Melveny & Myers said this:

“Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label. We have conveyed to Sony Music and the label Kesha’s strong desire to release the single and an album as soon as possible.”

Since coming forward with her allegations, Kesha and her lawyers have commented that her career has been severely damaged because she has been unable to release any new music or tour.

In February, a New York City judge denied pop singer Kesha an injunction that would have released her from her exclusive multi-record contract with Dr. Luke. When he announced his decision, the judge cited Dr. Luke's investment of $60 million in Kesha's music career as evidence against her case.

Shortly after, fans and celebrities expressed their support for the pop singer with the hashtag #FreeKesha.

Dr. Luke has denied the allegations against him, counter-sued Kesha, and accused the singer of trying to extort him. Dr. Luke's attorney Christine Lepera told BuzzFeed News in a statement Monday that Kesha made the voluntary decision to drop the claims “because she has no chance of winning them.”

[h/t BuzzFeed]