Kesha Drops Charges Against Dr. Luke In Order To Get Back To Her Music

In an effort to get back to her music, Keisha dropped some charges against Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald. The singer had two separate lawsuits against the producer in New York and California and will continue to appeal the New York ruling that came down in his favor, but is letting the California case go. “Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label,” said Daniel Petrocelli, her attorney, in an official statement. “We have conveyed to Sony and the label Kesha’s strong desire to release her next album and single as soon as possible.”

The California charges now dropped included allegations against Dr. Luke of sexual assault and battery, sexual harassment, and gender violence. They were first filed in 2014, but were put on hold when Dr. Luke countersued the pop star for defamation in New York. Kesha then countersued him right back in New York, accusing him of sexual assault, battery, harassment, and emotional distress, among other things, and a New York court ruled in February that she has to fulfill her contract with Dr. Luke’s label, owned by Sony Music, and dismissed her accusations of gender-based hate crime, gender discrimination, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Kesha is now appealing this ruling and the dismissal of her allegations of abuse.

Dr. Luke has denied all the allegations against him in each case. The likelihood of winning her case in California wasn’t high after the setback in New York. “If Kesha is voluntarily dismissing her claims in the California case, it is because she has no chance of winning them,” Dr Luke’s attorney, Christine Lepera, said in a statement to The Guardian. “Kesha never should have brought her false and meritless claims against Dr Luke in any court.”

Kesha hasn’t been able to do much music-wise since her legal battle began two years ago, and she’s ready to get some of her music out into the world. In an Instagram selfie posted Monday, she said: “My fight continues. I need to get my music out. I have so much to say. This lawsuit is so heavy on my once free spirit, and I can only pray to one day feel that happiness again. I am continuing to fight for my rights in New York. Thank you for all your support.”

If she has 28 songs ready, like her attorney claims, hopefully we’ll see a full album out very soon. But, she hasn’t totally dropped the fighting against her producer, so he might not be that motivated to produce those songs.