With hopes of restoring her career in music, the vocalist Kesha has dropped her sexual assault lawsuit against her former mentor Dr. Luke.
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With the support of a number of her Pop peers, Kesha took on the producer after claiming he had drugged and raped her several times during their professional relationship.
Her decision to step forward with these allegations revealed that she was unable to release new music away from her alleged rapist.
This week, she decided to drop the lawsuit against he and the record label he signed her to and, to free herself from the contract, submitted 28 songs she hopes to release as soon as possible.
“Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label,” Daniel Petrocelli, partner at O’Melveny & Myers (the firm she has hired to represent her), told Buzzfeed. “We have conveyed to Sony Music and the label Kesha’s strong desire to release the single and an album as soon as possible.”
If Dr. Luke does not release her new material, Kesha could use it as evidence that Luke and Sony Music Entertainment are intentionally stifling her progress as musician.
However, Luke could claim that ‘the music provided was not commercially satisfactory’ and use that as the basis for blocking its release.
His lawyer had this to say about his alleged victim’s new move:
If Kesha is voluntarily dismissing her claims in the California case, it is because she has no chance of winning them. Earlier this year, she lost her meritless counterclaims against Dr. Luke in the New York Action. Recently, the California Court invited Dr. Luke and the other defendants to move to dismiss Kesha’s claims in that action.