Kesha Submits Songs For Release While Maintaining Lawsuit Against Label Head Dr. Luke
Kesha has faced nothing but losses in her ongoing legal battle against Dr. Luke, her label boss and former collaborator. Kesha has already won the public-opinion war, with other Dr. Luke collaborators coming forward and lending support and credence to Kesha’s claims that Luke spent years verbally abusing her and that he drugged and raped her at one point. And she still hasn’t given up the legal battle. But now, even as she continues with that fight, she’s also finally attempting to get some music out there — something that would require Luke’s approval.
According to the Associated Press, Kesha has dropped a lawsuit that she filed against Luke in California earlier this year. Instead, she’s focusing all her attention on a different New York lawsuit. She’s appealing two rulings that the New York State Supreme Court gave in April. In those rulings, a judge dismissed Kesha’s claims of rape — saying that it fell outside the statute of limitations — and of sexual and emotional abuse.
But even amid this court battle, Kesha has been recording new music, and she’s submitted it to Sony in the hopes of getting it released. She’s delivered 28 songs to the label, and she’s hoping to get them out there. Kesha’s lawyer Daniel Petrocelli says, “We have conveyed to Sony and the label Kesha’s strong desire to release her next album and single as soon as possible.”