Dr. Luke’s $50M Defamation Lawsuit Against Kesha On Hold Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Published: Monday 6th Apr 2020 by Rashad

As we reported here two months ago, ‘Blow’ singer Kesha was dealt a stunning blow in a New York courtroom  after a judge ruled she defamed Dr. Luke when she falsely told Lady Gaga the producer had raped Katy Perry.

Ordered to pay Luke approximately $373,000 as a result, the loss could only spell worse as the whopping $50 million lawsuit he filed against her was scheduled to head to court.  The 46-year-old producer had been pursuing the defamation case for nearly six years as a mean “to seek recovery for the serious harm Kesha’s false accusations of rape have caused his business,” said his lawyer Christine Lepera.

And, while Kesha’s team was actively readying appeal to that decision, they’ll have more time to strengthen their argument for it and the major defamation trial as it’s been postponed due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Details inside:

Report:

“For the first time since the Spanish Flu pandemic, the U.S. Supreme Court has canceled oral arguments for the next two weeks. In New York, where the coronavirus has hit hardest, the state’s unified court system has postponed all non-essential court functions and new trials, and the appellate courts are temporarily barring oral arguments. Arraignments hearings for new arrests are happening via video, while felony cases where the defendant is not in custody are being postponed.

That will mean delays for high-profile cases in the music business, like Dr. Luke’s $50 million defamation lawsuit against Kesha and Cox Communications’ appeal of a $1 billion judgement in its lawsuit against Sony. Such a postponement could affect a defendant’s ability to pay a judgment or delay requests for injunctive relief, like in Sonos’ patent lawsuit against Google.”

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Of course, this mean courts aren’t working at all and that lawsuits, appeals, and other legal motions can’t be filed.  The response time from the courts, however, will be delayed due to the number of clerks and other officials across the country working from home (or not working at all).

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  1. Clarks0o0ñ April 6, 2020

    He is still gonna get his money

    Kesha wasn’t ràped by dr. Luke.
    She signed a bad contract.

    “Before her legal battle against Dr. Luke, in 2011, Kesha had previously sworn under oath that the producer had never assaulted or drugged her in a deposition for a lawsuit against her former managers at DAS Communications, a key piece of evidence that played a role in the court denying the injunction”

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH April 6, 2020

      I ACTUALLY AGREE. WHEN U DO CLOWNERY. SEE SHE FORGETS THAT ITS ON RECORD SHE SAID IT NEVA HAPPENED N THEN SUDDENLY SHE CHANGED HER MIND. SHE RUINED THIS MANS CAREER ALL THIS TIME. PPL STILL WORK WIT HIM CUZ SHE LIED N HAS NO PROOF. DOJA IS TOP 10 CUZ OF HIM. KESHA HASNT HAD A HIT SINCE THEN N SHES MAD SHE COULDNT GET MORE FROM ALL THE HITS HE PROVIDED BUT NOW WHAT DO U HAVE GIRL. KESHA HAS BEEN A DIRTY ALCOHOLIC DRUG ABUSER FOR YRS.

  2. Only Facts April 6, 2020

    I’m so sick of this story. I don’t know what to believe with this case. While I do believe Luke is sketchy and slimy, did he assault her? She already said he didn’t know a deposition years ago. Was this just a ploy to get out of her contract? Idk. Did she defame Luke? Yes, unfortunately he did deserve to win that judgment against her, but he still isn’t ?. Both of them lose and both just need to go away tbh. How long can this damn case drag out? They both need to lip sync for their lives and leave the stage

    • Only Facts April 6, 2020

      Said he didn’t in a deposition *

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