Dr. Luke & Kesha’s Mother Release A Joint Statement After His Defamation Case Against Her Is Dismissed
Another case involving Dr. Luke (real name: Lukasz Gottwald) and Kesha is no more. As Billboard reports, the defamation lawsuit Dr. Luke brought against Kesha's mother, Pebe Sebert, has been dismissed. Luke and Sebert released a joint statement to the publication about this development. It reads,
The case that has been dismissed was based in Tennessee where Sebert lives. Dr. Luke originally filed the lawsuit against Sebert in October 2014 and accused her of defamation and "tortious interference" in regards to her daughter's contract. Dr. Luke then filed a second lawsuit defamation lawsuit against Sebert in September 2016 that claimed she was making "outrageous, false, and defamatory statements against Dr. Luke in her widespread media campaign to damage him and smear his name," as Luke's lawyer claimed in a statement to Rolling Stone. A lawyer for Sebert released the following statement to Pitchfork at the time:
While the Tennessee defamation case has been dismissed, Dr. Luke's case with Kesha herself continues in New York. That case involves Kesha attempting to get out of her recording contract on allegations that Dr. Luke raped her, and Dr. Luke claiming Kesha breached her contract and defamed him, as Pitchfork reports. Kesha had previously dropped a case against Dr. Luke in California. Bustle reached out to Kesha's lawyer and rep for comment on the case between her mother and Dr. Luke being dismissed, but did not receive a response at the time of publication.