Kesha Has Another Setback In Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke

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The 43-year-old producer denied claims of sexual assault and released a string of emails himself from Kesha's team, where they allegedly discuss Kesha's desire to change her appearance.

Kesha sought to argue that her record deal with Sony was "impractical or impossible" because she could not perform in the presence of Gottwald "without court supervision", the decision reads.

The contracts at the heart of this dispute were written under NY law, though Kemosabe Records is based in California, and Sebert and Gottwald's collaborations were centred there, hence the claim that the courts should also consider the former's rights under Californian state laws.

The judge on Tuesday ruled Kesha could not advance with any further claims while in breach of contract and took note that Dr Luke's accountants calculated a $1.3m debt, which Kesha allegedly owes in royalties.

She filed an amended suit in January (17), in which her lawyers contended, "You can get a divorce from an abusive spouse".

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The latest development in Kesha's ongoing legal battle with Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald is no more promising for her than any of the previous rulings. "The same opportunity - to be liberated from the physical, emotional, and financial bondage of a destructive relationship - should be available to a recording artist". She also said in the ruling that her "instinct is the do the commercially reasonable thing" and reaffirm Kesha's contract with Dr. Luke, citing his reported $60 million investment in the singer and her career.

But Judge Kornreich pointed out the case was filed in a NY court, and therefore the laws in California don't necessarily need to be upheld.

The "abuse" named in Kesha's argument was actually breach of contract due to failure to pay her royalties.

Meanwhile, on a claim that Gottwald's deal with Sony Music is about to come to an end, and that if it is not renewed that would leave her without a go-between, thus worsening her situation, Kornreich said: "It is speculative, not justiciable, whether Sony's contract is ending and whether it will be able to assist after this month".

Kesha is yet to speak up on this new devastating development.