Why Did Kesha Drop Her Sexual Assault Case Against Dr. Luke? She's Filed To Dismiss Her Los Angeles Case
Kesha has decided to make a major change when it comes to her legal battle with music producer Dr. Luke. On Monday, it was announced that Kesha filed to drop her case against Dr. Luke in which she alleged sexual assault and the reason why will not be surprising to fans who have been following the singer's case all along: her music.
Update: Sony tells Bustle they have no comment. Dr. Luke's rep released the following statement to Bustle:
Kesha tweeted the following on Monday night:
Earlier: Dr. Luke has adamantly and repeatedly denied Kesha's claimed of sexual and emotional abuse and countersued Kesha for defamation.
In a statement released to Buzzfeed, Kesha's lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli, explained,
To be clear, the case that Kesha is dropping is the Los Angeles lawsuit, which she filed in October 2014. At that time, Kesha's lawyer released a statement to Billboard, which read,
Soon after Kesha filed suit in L.A., Dr. Luke filed a defamation suit against Kesha in New York. While the L.A. case is dropped, the case in New York, which has been widely publicized, is still intact. Kesha is currently appealing the New York judge's February denial of her request for an injunction to end her contact with Dr. Luke and Sony.
As for the 28 songs Petrocelli claims Kesha has delivered to the label, this seems to be in relation to the fact that Kesha was under a multi-album contract with Sony.
In February, Dr. Luke's lawyer released a statement to Rolling Stone in regards to the New York case, which reads in part:
As for Sony, the company's lawyer told The New York Times in February,
Bustle has reached out to Dr. Luke and Sony for comment on Kesha dropping her lawsuit and her lawyer's claim that she submitted 28 songs, but has not yet heard back.