The legal battle between Kesha and Dr. Luke continues, with her former producer demanding to see her private medical records to disprove her allegations that he sexually assaulted her.
In a court filing earlier this week, lawyers for Dr. Luke claimed that the singer had “unambiguously waived” her right to therapist-patient privacy when she claimed he had subjected her to “physical, emotional and sexual trauma”.
The US government currently allows the release of certain private medical records with a court order, but Kesha’s legal team have made a counter-filing, urging the judge not to proceed in this case.
Her lawyers say that the confidentiality between therapist and patient exists to safeguard a person’s “innermost thoughts and feelings”, and that releasing her records would cause “irreparable harm” to future sexual assault victims seeking medical treatment.
UltraViolet, an advocacy group for survivors of sexual assault, also commented on the filing in a recent statement, saying:
“Dr. Luke’s demand to see Kesha’s medical records is more than just invasive, it’s a manipulative legal ploy to undermine Kesha’s case and force a survivor of sexual assault to work with and for her abuser.”
The judge has yet to make a decision.
Last month, Kesha made a surprise appearance at Cochella to perform her song ‘True Colors’, with Zedd.
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