Kesha's Mom, Pebe Sebert, Drops Her Countersuit Against Dr. Luke

On Wednesday, The Wrap reported that Kesha's mom, Pebe Sebert, dropped her countersuit against Dr. Luke (real name: Lukasz Gottwald) in a Tennessee federal court on Tuesday. Per legal documents obtained by The Wrap, Sebert withdrew her counterclaims voluntarily. Her attorney, Alex Little, also released a statement regarding the case, reading,

Sebert's countersuit is a result of Kesha filing a lawsuit against Dr. Luke in October 2014, in which she alleged that he raped her when she was 18. Kesha also claimed that Dr. Luke sexually and emotionally abused her. That same month, Dr. Luke countersued Kesha and Sebert for defamation and breach of contract claiming that she and her mother were "engaged in a campaign of publishing outrageous and untrue statements" about him and that they were allegedly using the claims as a way to get Kesha out of her contract. Dr. Luke continues to deny their accusations of abuse.

After Dr. Luke filed his countersuit, Sebert filed her own countersuit against the producer in December 2014, claiming that "in an effort to torment and harass" her, he allegedly "sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abused her daughter."

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In February, New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich ruled that Kesha could not break her contract with Dr. Luke. In April, the same judge also dismissed all but one claim Kesha filed in her countersuit against Dr. Luke and Sony, in which she alleged that her contract is like "slavery" and claimed she was the victim of a "hate crime" by Dr. Luke. The judge declared,

Sony's attorney told the New York Times in February,

According to Rolling Stone, the claim that was not dismissed by Judge Kornreich involves Kesha's contract. Judge Kornreich did not rule on Kesha's claim that her contract was nullified after Dr. Luke sued her for breach of contract. Kesha's suit regarding her claims of sexual assault will still move forward, as will Dr. Luke's countersuit.

On April 3, Dr. Luke's spokesperson released the following statement to Rolling Stone.

In October 2014, Kesha's lawyer released a statement to Billboard when she filed her lawsuit: