Kesha Rose Sebert: Singer Can’t Get Out of Contract Despite Sexual Abuse Allegations

Kesha Rose Sebert, known in the music world simply as Kesha, has been trying to get out of her contract with Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald), alleging sexual abuse. On Friday she suffered a big blow. We ar...
Kesha Rose Sebert: Singer Can’t Get Out of Contract Despite Sexual Abuse Allegations
Written by Kimberly Ripley

Kesha Rose Sebert, known in the music world simply as Kesha, has been trying to get out of her contract with Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald), alleging sexual abuse. On Friday she suffered a big blow.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kesha Rose Sebert alleges that Dr. Luke “drugged and raped her a decade ago and has committed ongoing abuse,” and has been pushing for a preliminary injunction that would allow her to record outside of Dr. Luke’s perameters. Her attorneys have told the judge that the careers of pop stars are short and that if an injunction doesn’t issue, the damage–aside from the alleged abuse–she faces is a destroyed music career. After hearing both sides of the argument, New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich had serious doubts.

“You’re asking the court to decimate a contract that was heavily negotiated and typical for the industry,” the judge said toKesha’s attorney, Mark Geragos.

Since Dr. Luke invested $60 million in Kesha’s career, and allowed her to record without him, the judge felt Kesha Rose Sebert was left with no argument.

“My instinct is to do the commercially reasonable thing,” she told Sebert’s attorney.

Despite protests on behalf of Kesha’s fans outside the courtroom, the judge denied an injunction.

Dr. Luke claims Kesha Rose Sebert and her reps are trying to extort him. He says the sexual abuse allegations stem from her “stalled career.”

This isn’t yet a done deal, however. The judge didn’t make a ruling to dismiss the case, based on “some vagueness in Kesha’s counterclaims” that might allow her to file an amended version in the future.

Meanwhile several big names in the music world are siding with and supporting Kesha Rose Sebert.

What’s your take on all these icons from the music world supporting Kesha Rose Sebert? It certainly looks like validation, don’t you think?

Regardless of the business end of Kesha’s contract with Dr. Luke, why isn’t there more of an issue being raised about the sexual allegations?

Hopefully Kesha Rose Sebert stays strong amidst all this support, and doesn’t let this case go.

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