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Dr. Luke's Lawyer Releases Statement In Response to Kesha's Appeal Papers

Dr. Luke‘s lawyer is responding to Kesha‘s filing of appeal papers to fight for her release from her Sony contract.

Christine Lepera said in a statement (via EW), “The Court repeatedly stated Kesha was already free to record without Dr. Luke, and that she had not presented any facts supporting her claims. That’s because all the evidence — including Kesha’s own sworn testimony – show her allegations are false. Her attorneys can continue manufacturing even more false and outrageous claims, but the fact remains that her time would be better spent in a studio than wasting time having her lawyer and mother spin lies in the media.”

Kesha has alleged that Dr. Luke sexually and emotionally abused her for years during their collaborations, and Dr. Luke has repeatedly denied those claims.

Kesha Files Appeal Papers to Continue Fight For Sony & Dr. Luke Release

Kesha has filed papers appealing her denial by New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley‘s to be released from her six-record contract with Sony and Dr. Luke.

“Plaintiff seeks reversal of the Order on the following grounds,” the new court papers read (via Us Weekly). “First, the Court erred in basing its decision on its finding that Kesha could record without interference from Gottwald. Although it recognized that ‘slavery was done away with a long time ago’ and that ‘[y]ou can’t force someone to work … in a situation in which they don’t want to work,’ the Court’s ruling requiring Kesha to work for Gottwald‘s companies, purportedly without his involvement, does just that.”

Kesha has alleged that Dr. Luke sexually abused her for years, and Dr. Luke has repeatedly denied those claims.

Ariana Grande Talks Kesha's Legal Battles: 'A Male Artist Wouldn't Be In This Position Right Now'

Ariana Grande has Kesha‘s back in everything.

The 22-year-old “Dangerous Woman” singer opened up about the battle amidst Kesha, 29, and Dr. Luke in a new interview with 97.1 AMP Radio’s Daly Download.

“I love Kesha. I worked with her when I was a lot younger. We’ve been friends, I support her, regardless of what’s going on,” she shared.

Ariana continued, “The incredible double standards that we [women] face on a daily basis, in the industry and just in the world, it’s shocking. I would be so amused, and pardon me if this comes across as sexist, but I don’t think a male artist would be in this position right now. Sorry.”

“If I’m speaking out about something I’m passionate about, I’m willing to take the brunt for fighting for what I believe in, and my fellow women are definitely something that I will always be one of the first to speak up about,” she added.

Kesha's Mom Details Years of Abuse By Dr. Luke: He 'Almost Destroyed Us'

Kesha‘s mother Rosemary Patricia “Pebe” Sebert has given a tell-all interview about her daughter and the years of abuse she allegedly endured working with producer Dr. Luke.

“She was a prisoner. It was like someone who beats you every day and hangs you from a chain and then comes in and gives you a piece of bread. Luke would say, ‘You look nice today,’ and send her into ­hysterics of happiness because she was programmed to expect nothing but abuse,” Pebe told Billboard about her 29-year-old daughter. “Kesha‘s allowed to work with another producer. But Luke gets to approve them. He gets to approve of anyone she works with. He has final say over everything….Luke almost destroyed us. And he has done it intentionally.”

“I wanted Kesha to come forward a long time ago and end this relationship with Dr. Luke immediately after the [alleged] rape. But if she wanted to have a shot at the music business, she had no choice but [to work with him],” Pebe stated about why Kesha continued to work with Dr. Luke. “He saw her as a cash cow and started manipulating her all the time. She thought all her dreams were finally coming true, but this was just a f–ing trip to hell.”

“Bulimia is a control issue,” Pebe continued about Kesha‘s downward spiral. “I really believe that the further this thing got with Dr. Luke, the less control she had and the worse her bulimia got, because it was the only thing [that gave her] control.” Pebe details one incident where Dr. Luke called Kesha a “fat f–ing ­refrigerator.”

Kesha is so much better now,” Pebe reported. “She wasn’t comfortable with having to do this, but I think she realized as this thing progressed that she can advocate for sexual abuse or other things. The fact that she is at peace with that has really been healing.”

Adding about Taylor Swift‘s $250,000 donation, Pebe said, “It was really random. Kesha was like, ‘Are you sure it’s not some scammer?’ And then she said, ‘I would be honored if she wants to do that.’”

For more from this interview, visit Billboard.

Dr. Luke Claims Sony is Not Dropping Him Amid Kesha Case

Dr. Luke is apparently not being dropped by Sony as previously reported by some outlets.

According to the 42-year-old record producer’s lawyer he will remain with his label amid his ongoing legal battles with Kesha.

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“This is not true,” his attorney told Billboard. “Luke has an excellent relationship with Sony. His representatives are in regular contact with executives at the highest levels at Sony and this has never come up.”

Kesha has accused Dr. Luke of sexual assault during their years of collaboration, and a judge recently ruled that she could not get out of her contract.

Lady Gaga Defends Kesha: She's Being 'Very Publicly Shamed'

Lady Gaga has opened up in detail about why she is supporting her friend Kesha in her fight to rid her connection from Dr. Luke after allegations of sexual assault.

“Well, I think that people should just know that there’s so much more, you know, than what meets the eye in a case like that. And it’s so kind of deceiving when you read about contracts and you read about what people owe each other in terms of power and records. The truth is, I feel like she’s being very publicly shamed for something that happens in the music industry all the time, to women and men. I just want to stand by her side because I can’t watch another woman that went through what I’ve been through suffer, you know?” the 29-year-old entertainer told Carson Daly on his 97.1 AMP Radio radio show.

“And have everyone have a go at her as if, you know, she’s lying. I mean, I have to say. I talk to her every day. I’m friends with her personally and what I’m watching her go through is not only something I’ve been through, but something that’s really devastating to witness. Somebody that has such a beautiful light within them, so much talent to give. Just to see that light burn out because they feel that no one’s listening to them, I feel that it’s my responsibility to stand up for her when there’s a lot of people that are not listening to her plea for love, for people to have compassion and empathy,” Gaga continued.

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Kesha Gives Emotional Speech at HRC's Equality Dinner: 'Don't Be Afraid' to Speak Against Injustice

Kesha takes the stage at the 2016 HRC Nashville Equality Dinner held at the Renaissance Hotel on Saturday (March 5) in Nashville, Tenn.

The 29-year-old entertainer received the Visibility Award that evening, which came after her devastating legal battle with Dr. Luke to be freed of her Sony contract. Congratulations on the honor, Kesha!

“As many of you know I am going through some personal things that have been really intense and hard lately and I just want to say thank you for the support I have received,” Kesha said (via USA Today). She reportedly started to get choked up during her speech, before continuing, “My message today is don’t be afraid to speak up against any injustice you experience. Don’t let people scare or shame you into changing the things about you that make you unique.”

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