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.
“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.