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Sony To Reportedly Drop Dr. Luke Amid Legal Battle With Kesha

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Producer Dr. Luke on the thirty first annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on April 23, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

Sony is predicted to finish its contract with producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald a yr earlier than its expiration, in line with The Wrap. 

Sony will possible terminate the contract because of the rising public pressures the label is dealing with amid the producer’s authorized battle with Kesha. The lawsuit has apparently turn out to be “a public relations headache” for the label. 

“There is not any contest. Kesha has no case with regard to her contract however they will’t afford the Adeles of the world out within the streets calling the label unsupportive,” a supply advised the web site. “The incontrovertible fact that this hasn’t already been taken care of is complicated, particularly for individuals within the constructing.” 

A spokesperson for Sony Music declined to offer a remark for The Wrap, and Gottwald’s reps didn’t return the request in any respect. The Huffington Post has reached out to Sony, in addition to reps for Kesha and Gottwald and can replace this publish accordingly. 

The present authorized battle between Gottwald and Kesha began in 2014, when the “Blow” singer accused the producer of sexual assault and battery. Kesha additionally alleged that Gottwald pressured her to make use of medicine and alcohol to decrease her defenses.

Gottwald filed a countersuit towards the now 29-yr-previous singer, claiming she was extorting him and making an attempt to interrupt her contract together with his manufacturing firm.



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Kesha (middle in white) cries as she learns she won’t be launched from her document label contract in Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday, February 19, 2016. A decide stated she wouldn’t permit Kesha to go away her report label.

Throughout the continued authorized battle, Kesha was sure to her contract with Gottwald, which means she was unable to supply music with anybody however him. She filed a movement to be launched from her contract however it was denied by a New York decide this previous February. The decide dominated that, whereas Kesha is just not allowed to interrupt her contract, she is going to be capable of make music with a special producer on the Sony roster. 

Plenty of followers and celebrities, corresponding to Demi Lovato and Lady Gaga, have come to the protection of Kesha, providing an outpouring of help. Taylor Swift additionally donated $250,000 to the singer to assist together with her “monetary wants throughout this making an attempt time.” 

Meanwhile, Gottwald maintains that he “did not rape Kesha” nor has he ever had intercourse together with her.

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