In the midst of Kesha’s lawsuit against producer Dr. Luke for sexual abuse, the ‘Tik Tok’ singer is now seeking an injunction against her former collaborator.
Kesha is hoping to obtain court assistance so that she can record new music without involvement from Dr. Luke as she is contracted to the producer’s label, Kemosabe Records – a Sony subsidiary – for a further three albums.
Although Kesha is also taking legal action against Sony for their support of Dr. Luke’s behaviour and the danger he poses to female artists, she is willing to continue recording for Sony but wants to be pardoned from Luke’s label.
Kesha has previously stated that since filing her suit against Luke and Sony her career has suffered as other labels will not work with her.
Mark Geragos, Kesha’s attorney, summed up her current situation by stating: “Kesha now faces an abysmal decision: work with her alleged abuser… or idly and passively wait as her career tick-tocks away [was that an intentional pun? – Ed]. She is precluded from working in perpetuity because the term of her contract can only be satisfied if she records three more albums. Kesha needs the Court’s assistance.”
In response to the injunction request, Dr. Luke’s representative’s told The Hollywood Reporter: “If Kesha now regrets her career being mired in legal proceedings, it’s entirely her making. It was Kesha who chose to file a lawsuit falsely alleging abuse to gain advantage in contract negotiations, and now she must accept the consequences of her improper actions. As long as she continues to stand by her false claims of abuse against Dr. Luke and remains in breach of her contracts, he will continue to protect his professional and personal reputation, as well as his contractual rights, in a court of law. He looks forward to obtaining judgments in his favor.”
Kesha’s last music releases came in 2013 with her single ‘Crazy Kids’ and a featured spot on Pitbull’s ‘Timber’.