Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Kesha and Dr. Luke settle defamation lawsuit


Kesha and producer Dr. Luke have reached a settlement of their long-running authorized battle a month earlier than the case was to go to trial.

The 2 agreed to launch a joint assertion saying the settlement on their official social media pages. “Solely God is aware of what occurred that evening,” Kesha wrote in her assertion. “As I all the time stated, I can’t recount all the pieces that occurred. I’m wanting ahead to closing the door on this chapter of my life and starting a brand new one. I want nothing however peace to all events concerned.”

The assertion was adopted by Dr. Luke’s message stating: “Whereas I recognize Kesha once more acknowledging that she can’t recount what occurred that evening in 2005. I’m completely sure that nothing occurred.”

He added: “I by no means drugged or assaulted her and would by no means do this to anybody. For the sake of my household, I’ve vigorously fought to clear my identify for practically 10 years. It’s time for me to place this tough matter behind me and transfer on with my life. I want Kesha effectively.”
Different particulars of the settlement should not identified presently.

The case was set to go to trial subsequent month. Kesha initially sued the producer in 2014, claiming he had sexually assaulted and emotionally abused her. Dr. Luke has denied the claims and countersued the artist, claiming she had breached the recording contract that they had with each other and made up rape allegations in an try to get out of the deal. Kesha maintained her authentic claims towards Dr. Luke.

Dr. Luke sued Kesha for defamation in 2014, partly claiming she had defamed him by telling Girl Gaga he had raped Katy Perry. Perry denied the declare throughout a deposition, whereas Dr. Luke has additionally denied the declare. Manhattan Supreme Court docket Decide Jennifer G. Schecter dominated within the producer’s favour in 2020.

In response to Stereogum, a choose dominated that Dr. Luke can be thought-about a “public determine” within the case which might reverse a earlier ruling made in 2021 that claimed the producer can be a thought-about a personal determine as a result of he was a not a family identify.

That might have meant that his attorneys must show that Kesha acted with “precise malice” when she made her public statements about Dr. Luke.

In different information, Kesha lately launched her fifth studio album ‘Gag Order’ earlier this yr. In a three-star assessment of the album, NME shared: “Probing, purging and unflinching private, ‘Gag Order’ – regardless of its title – is the embodiment of an artist who has discovered their voice.”



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