Kesha is set to be back in court again, appealing the denial of an injunction she filed last year again Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, her former producer and the man she alleges emotionally and sexually abused her. She seeks an exit from her contract with Sony that compels her to work both with the label and Dr. Luke himself.
“Although it recognised that ‘slavery was done away with a long time ago’ and that ‘you 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… does just that.”
This is obviously a very messy situation, occurring both in the midst of a large outpouring of support from both fans and fellow artists, as well as repeated denials from Dr. Luke’s camp. Rumours emerged that Sony were looking to dump Dr. Luke, but this hasn’t eventuated, and no comment has been made.