The Battle Continues, Kesha Files Appeal In Dr. Luke & Sony Case

The Battle Continues, Kesha Files Appeal In Dr. Luke & Sony Case
Kesha – MMVA Soundcheck. Jeff Denberg / Wikimedia Commons CC BY 2.0

Kesha is forging on with her battle against hotshot producer Dr. Luke. She has filed an appeal against the judge’s decision to keep her under contract with Sony Music Producer, Lukasz Gottwald. To force her to continue working for the producer she loathes is akin to slavery, Kesha’s camp said.


E! News was able to get a hold of an extract of the appeal in question. “First, the Court erred in basing its decision on its finding that Kesha could record without interference from Gottwald. Although it recognized that ‘slavery was done away with a long time ago’ and that ‘[y]ou can’t force someone to work…in a situation, in which they don’t want to work,’ the Court’s ruling requiring Kesha to work for Gottwald’s companies, purportedly without his involvement, does just that. As the Court itself recognized, ‘[i]t’s slavery. You can’t do that,'” the appeal reads.

Kesha’s lawyer has also appealed against the claim of the court, stating no damage has been done to her career.

To justify their claim, Kesha’s camp mentioned in the appeal, “a young pop star’s fame will fade quickly, and permanently, due to a loss of momentum. Indeed, New York courts have found irreparable harm to the careers of young musicians like Kesha where those careers are fleeting and in danger of destruction if not timely pursued.”

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Dr. Luke’s camp is not going to be called a slave owner and not do anything about it, as reported by EW.  In a statement issued by Christina Lepera, Dr. Luke’s lawyer, implied Kesha has nothing to complain about because she is no longer exclusively tied to Dr. Luke.

“The Court repeatedly stated Kesha was already free to record without Dr. Luke, and that she had not presented any facts supporting her claims. That’s because all the evidence—including Kesha’s own sworn testimony—show her allegations are false,” the statement reads.

“Her attorneys can continue manufacturing even more false and outrageous claims, but the fact remains that her time would be better spent in a studio than wasting time having her lawyer and mother spin lies in the media,” Lepera added.