Ke$ha was dealt a devastating blow in a New York courtroom moments ago.
The Pop star’s entire case against Dr. Luke and Sony Music has been thrown out after a judge disagreed with her claims that she is a “slave” to the hitmaker.
Prior to now, the singer tried to get an emergency order giving her the right to get out of her Sony contract on grounds Dr. Luke allegedly raped her and that the label was tormenting her by holding her to the deal.
As widely reported, that argument was rejected in February.
Find out what the other components of the fuller case were and why it was not upheld below…
Kesha lost [the earlier] bid but pressed on to have her day in court, but Sony aggressively moved to get the entire case thrown out. The judge has now squarely sided with Sony, rejecting all of Kesha’s claims.
The judge didn’t buy Kesha’s “slavery” argument because Sony wasn’t pushing for her to work only with Dr. Luke … they would have made other producers available. By rejecting that offer, the judge felt Kesha was unreasonable.
Kesha had also argued she was the victim of a hate crime, claiming Dr. Luke’s alleged abuse was covered under that law. The judge said, “Although [Luke’s] alleged actions were directed to Kesha, who is female, [her claims] do no allege that [Luke] harbored animus toward women or was motivated by gender animus when he allegedly behaved violently toward Kesha.”
The judge ended with this … “Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime.”
Whichever side of the debate one sits on, the reality is that the end result never was going to produce an outright “winner.”