Just when you thought Kesha’s legal battles might finally be coming to a close, her longstanding issues with Dr. Luke get stoked anew in the wake of recent texts between the singer and Lady Gaga that have come to light in court.
The texts in question detail the producer’s rape not only of Kesha, but another unnamed to the public female recording artist. If the text holds up as evidence (Dr. Luke is presently suing said text and its use for defamation of character), it could help Kesha with her case to at last be free of her recording contract with Christian named Lukasz Gottwald.
In a statement issued by Kesha’s lawyers, “Kesha does not seek the renegotiation of contractual terms. She is not demanding more money. Kesha asks for something far more basic: the freedom to make music without being bound indefinitely to the very producer who subjected her to years of abuse and continues that abuse to this day.” At the moment, the “Die Young” singer is not obligated to record with Dr. Luke, however he is the only one that can “approve” the release of any of her new recordings. One can see how that might be a Trump-level conflict of interest. Ironically, the next court date between the duo will be on Valentine’s Day.