Kesha Has Dropped Her California Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke, Proceeds In New York
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 11:52:13
Kesha has dropped her California lawsuit against her labelhead, Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald. However, she will continue to pursue her lawsuit in the state of New York. "Kesha has provided 28 new songs to her record label" as well, reports Rolling Stone.
Daniel Petrocelli, Kesha's counsel, said in an official statement, "Kesha has dismissed her California action without prejudice while she pursues her appeal and other legal claims in the New York courts. Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label. We have conveyed to Sony and the label Kesha's strong desire to release her next album and single as soon as possible."
Kesha released a statement on her Facebook as well, "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."
"The sole claim that remains pending is a request to terminate Kesha's contract with Gottwald's company, KMI, because his suit against her requested money damages rather than requiring her to fulfill the contract," reports Rolling Stone.
Dr. Luke's attorney responded to the dropped suit with a statement, ""If Kesha is voluntarily dismissing her claims in the California case, it is because she has no chance of winning them. Earlier this year, she lost her meritless counterclaims against Dr. Luke in the New York Action. Recently, the California Court invited Dr. Luke and the other defendants to move to dismiss Kesha's claims in that action. Kesha never should have brought her false and meritless claims against Dr. Luke in any court. Dr. Luke's defamation and other claims against Kesha are still proceeding."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff