After facing claims that he drugged and raped the Pop sensation Kesha, the producer Dr. Luke has decided to drop the defamation lawsuit he filed against her mother Pebe Sebert.
On Friday, much to the surprise of the feuding parties’ respective supporters, they “joined forces” to release the following statement:
Dr. Luke vigorously disputes and denies that he ever raped Kesha Sebert, and he is asserting claims of defamation in a New York court against Kesha Sebert for making statements to the contrary, which statements Dr. Luke adamantly maintains are false.
Pebe admits she has no firsthand personal knowledge of the events occurring on the night of the alleged rape. Pebe was not present that night. At that time, Pebe was in Nashville, and Kesha was in Los Angeles. The dispute between Kesha and Dr. Luke about the events of that night is the subject of the New York case, and will be decided in that case. Accordingly, all parties believe it is appropriate to dismiss this Tennessee case and focus their attention on the New York case.
Luke’s decision to pull the plug on this suit means that their legal battle has been reduced to their New York case.