Judge won't Let Kesha escape Dr. Luke contract

Singer Kesha is fighting in court to be released from a contract with producer Dr. Luke

Story highlights

  • Kesha alleges producer Dr. Luke abused her during their musical collaboration
  • Dr. Luke denies the abuse allegations and says they're an extortion attempt
  • A judge denied an injunction Friday that would let Kesha record separately from Dr. Luke

(The Hollywood Reporter)On Friday, pop star Kesha Rose Sebert and songwriter-producer Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald) squared off in a New York courtroom in a contentious dispute, in which the sanctity of a recording contract is being examined in light of sexual abuse allegations. Dr. Luke has come out ahead.

Kesha, who alleges that Dr. Luke drugged and raped her a decade ago and has committed ongoing abuse, has been pushing for a preliminary injunction that would allow her to record outside of Dr. Luke's purview. Her attorneys have told the judge that the careers of pop stars are short and that if an injunction doesn't issue, the irreparab