Why Kesha Dropped Her Sexual Assault Suit Against Dr. Luke
The "Tik Tok" singer dropped her case against the Sony producer but will proceed in New York
The Short of It:
Yesterday, Kesha dismissed her California case against her former producer Dr. Luke whom she accused of sexual assault and harassment in a suit she filed back in 2014.
The Longer Version of It:
A recent report has revealed that singer and songwriter Kesha will be dropping her ongoing legal battle in Los Angeles against her former producer Dr. Luke who she has accused of sexually assaulting her in a move to resuscitate her music career which has been in a holding patter as a result of her ongoing legal battles.
It's not the end for Kesha and Dr. Luke though. The singer will continue to pursue appeals for a lawsuit in New York where her claims of sexual abuse were dismissed by a judge back in April. Kesha's initial lawsuit which was filed in October 2014 in Los Angeles made claims to Dr. Luke's behavior during his 10 year tenure as her producer. Kesha sued the producer for alleged battery, sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender violence, emotional abuse, and violation of California business practices.
In an instagram post yesterday, Kesha wrote of her determination to continue to fight, "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."
In response to the dropped case, Dr. Luke's attorney told Rolling Stone that Kesha dropped her Los Angeles case because the singer had "no chance of winning."
Here's what you should know about the New York suit:
Though Kesha's California can has been dropped, the wheels are still in motion over in New York where Kesha is currently appealing the decision of a judge who denied her permission to be released from her current contract under Sony As of now it is still possible for the singer to reopen her California case in the future.