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Sony Cuts Reportedly Ties With Controversial Producer Dr. Luke

Sony Music has reportedly cut ties with Dr. Luke amid his continuing legal battle with Kesha.

The 43-year-old producer is no longer the CEO of Kemosabe Records and has no authority to act on its behalf, according to THR.

A page devoted to Dr. Luke on Sony Music’s website has also been removed.

Dr. Luke and Kesha have now been battling each other in court for several years, after Kesha accused the producer of sexual assault.

Most recently, Kesha‘s amended lawsuit was rejected by a judge and it is unclear how the Sony news will impact the trial.

Kesha's Amended Lawsuit Rejected in Case Against Dr. Luke

Kesha has faced a major setback in her fight against Dr. Luke.

The 30-year-old singer filed an amended lawsuit in her attempt to leave her contract with the music producer. She initially accused Dr. Luke of sexual abuse and tried to leave the contract by claiming a hate crime, but the judge rejected those claims last year, according to THR.

Kesha filed a proposed counter-suit in January in which she claimed Dr. Luke‘s company breached contract and she alleged that she tried to leave her penniless. His team responded by claiming she actually owed $1.3 million in addition to failing to provide notice and the judge sided with him.

“Here, Kesha made no showing that it would have been futile to send an appropriate notice or that she was prevented from doing so,” the judge said. “Thus, Kesha may not assert a counterclaim for breach of the Prescription Agreement.”

You can read a detailed analysis of the latest in the case now on THR.com.

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Dr. Luke Responds to Alleged Kesha Body-Shaming Emails

Dr. Luke‘s legal team has responded to alleged emails released by Kesha‘s team, in which he criticized her efforts to lose weight.

The emails filed with the court this week include a June 2012 exchange between Dr. Luke and Kesha‘s manager Monica Cornia, in which he allegedly wrote, “We were having a discussion on how she can be more disciplined with her diet. There have been many times we have all witnessed her breaking her diet plan,” according to the New York Post.

Dr. Luke‘s Lawyer, Christine Lepera, responded in a statement, “Kesha and her attorneys continue to mislead by refusing to disclose the larger record of evidence showing the bad faith of Kesha Sebert and her representatives which is greatly damaging to them. It also shows the tremendous support that Dr. Luke provided Kesha regarding artistic and personal issues, including Kesha‘s own concerns over her weight.”

The statement continues, “Rather than agree to a thorough disclosure, Kesha and her representatives improperly publicized, without Court permission, three out-of-context emails which do not present the full picture regarding the events they concern. For example, these emails do not show that the lyrics of ‘Crazy Kids’ were, in fact, rewritten at Kesha‘s request. Any claim by Kesha to the contrary is deceiving the public-just like her other meritless claims of wrongdoing by Dr. Luke.

Pictured below: Kesha walks arm-in-arm with her security guard to catch a flight out LAX Airport on Tuesday (February 14) in Los Angeles.

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Kesha Asserts Dr Luke Owes Her Money, Won't Approve New Songs

Kesha and Dr. Luke have filed new court papers with New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich to amend previous claims after courts ruled that she would not be let out of her contract with her alleged abuser.

“You can get a divorce from an abusive spouse,” Kesha‘s legal team wrote in her new countersuit. “You can dissolve a partnership if the relationship becomes irreconcilable. The same opportunity—to be liberated from the physical, emotional, and financial bondage of a destructive relationship—should be available to a recording artist. After a February 19, 2016 preliminary injunction hearing, Kesha Rose Sebert is, for the time being, no longer forced to record in the same room with Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, the abusive music producer who has had her under contract for the past eleven years. But allowing Kesha to make music outside Dr. Luke’s presence does not free her from her abuser’s control.”

Regarding any new music, she added, “not one song has been approved, no release date has been set, and there has been no agreement on the critical issue of whether the album will be promoted commensurate with an artist of Kesha’s stature and historical success.”

Kesha also claims that Dr. Luke owes her money and finally paid her some of it.

“It was not until Kesha’s counsel recently threatened further legal action that Dr. Luke released certain funds owed to Kesha in December 2016, two years after they were due. Still, he has not paid her all of the amounts owed. Dr. Luke has similarly worked to deprive Kesha of royalties from ‘Timber,’ the multimillion-unit hit that she recorded and co-wrote with Pitbull. Until the issue was raised with the Court, Kesha had received none of the recording royalties or publishing royalties on ‘Timber’ she was owed,” the papers continued.

Kesha ultimately wants to be freed from her contract.

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Katy Perry & Lady Gaga Are Now Involved in Kesha's Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Dr Luke

Katy Perry and Lady Gaga are now involved in Kesha and Dr. Luke‘s lawsuit.

You may remember, Kesha dropped her sexual assault lawsuit in the state of California last year, but is still moving forward with the lawsuit in New York State.

In new court documents, a judge apparently received a text message, which is now sealed, between Gaga and Kesha. Katy is also involved, though it’s unclear how.

Gottwald may share with Lady Gaga and Katy Perry the April 2016 text that Kesha sent to Lady Gaga, which Kesha turned over in discovery,” the documents state (via E! News). We don’t know what the text message states or how it related to the sexual assault case at this time.

In addition to the sexual assault case against the music producer, Kesha has been denied her request to be released from her contract with Dr Luke by a New York judge last year.

Dr Luke Responds to Kesha's 'New York Times' Profile with Lengthy Statement

Dr. Luke‘s camp has responded to Kesha‘s profile in the New York Times, which was released earlier today.

In the article, Kesha details her alleged abuse at the hands of her music producer. Kesha also teases that she has written 22 new songs all on her own dime.

Dr. Luke released a lengthy statement, provided to JustJared.com.

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Kesha Drops Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke

Kesha has decided to drop her sexual assault case against Dr. Luke in order to focus on her comeback in the music business.

The 29-year-old singer’s lawyer has revealed that she has written 28 new songs and delivered them to Kemosabe Records with hopes of releasing a new single and album soon.

Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label,” lawyer Daniel Petrocelli said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. “We have conveyed to Sony Music and the label Kesha’s strong desire to release the single and an album as soon as possible.”

Kesha was denied her request to be released from her contract with the label by a New York judge earlier this year.