Sony Part Ways With Dr Luke Following Legal Battle With Kesha

Following an ongoing legal battle with Kesha, Dr Luke is no longer working with Sony.

Dr Luke, whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald, has been in a legal despite with Kesha since October 2014, following her claims that Dr Luke raped her. Kesha filed a lawsuit in California against Dr Luke claiming “mental manipulation, emotional abuse and sexual assault”. Dr Luke then followed up on that by counter-suing for defamation. The in 2016, Kesha’s case was dropped so she could focus on the defamation case.

It is being reported by sources that Dr Luke and Sony’s relationship “is under a microscope” and that “the two sides are in the midst of negotiating a split.” Another source “pushes back” on using the phrase divorce.

The Hollywood Reporter has now pointed to court documents that say “Lukasz Gottwald is no longer the CEO of Kemosabe Records and does not have authority to act on its behalf”. Dr Luke founded the Sony imprint Kemosabe Records in 2011.

Interestingly, Dr Luke’s page on Sony’s website is “down”

Kesha
Kesha

 

In February of this year, New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich ruled against Kesha’s request to leave Kemosabe Records.

Kesha and Dr Luke had been working together for about 10 years. Kesha signed to Kemosabe Records when she was 18 years old.

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