Kesha Drops Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke in California

Posted on Tue Aug 2nd, 2016 7:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

My fight continues. I need to get my music out. I have so much to say. This lawsuit is so heavy on my once free spirit, and I can only pray to one day feel that happiness again. I am continuing to fight for my rights in New York. Thank you for all your support. The support of my fans has been so beautiful and I’m so grateful for it. I’m Not sure where I would be without you all.

A photo posted by Kesha (@iiswhoiis) on Aug 1, 2016 at 6:38pm PDT

Kesha’s legal team confirmed that the singer has dropped her sexual assault lawsuit against music producer Dr. Luke in California, and she posted the haunting image above on Instagram and wrote, “My fight continues. I need to get my music out. I have so much to say. This lawsuit is so heavy on my once free spirit, and I can only pray to one day feel that happiness again. I am continuing to fight for my rights in New York. Thank you for all your support.”

“Kesha has dismissed her California action without prejudice while she pursues her appeal and other legal claims in the New York courts,” Kesha’s attorney explained. “Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label. We have conveyed to Sony Music and the label Kesha’s strong desire to release the single and an album as soon as possible.”

Kesha sued Dr. Luke (full name: Lukasz Gottwald) in October 2014, claiming that he drugged and raped her, and after denying the allegations, he later sued her for defamation. Kesha’s sexual abuse claims against Dr. Luke were dismissed by a New York judge in April when it was ruled that the abuse Kesha allegedly suffered occurred outside of the state and that the statute of limitations had expired.

Kesha is still battling to get out of her record contract with Dr. Luke, whose label, Kemosabe, is under Sony Music. While it seems like something Sony could address, the company has stated that they are unable to break the contract.

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