Sony Music cut ties with Dr. Luke amid Kesha abuse claims

Camille Rivera
April 27, 2017

Sony Music has cut ties with Dr. Luke amid the mega-producer's ongoing legal battle with Kesha, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

The contract between Dr. Luke and Sony was expected to expire this year, but it doesn't look like there'll be any effort at a renewal if these reports are accurate.

In a countersuit filed in January, Kesha continued to argue for emancipation from Dr. Luke: "You can get a divorce from an abusive spouse", reads the filing.

The page devoted to Dr Luke on Sony Music's website has been taken down.

As for how the court battle will continue to play out and whether Dr. Luke will completely split from Sony? And though this may seem like a huge win for Team Kesha, Dr. Luke's defamation suit could be bolstered by any evidence (like this announcement) that her claims have hurt his career and reputation. Surely that could only mean good things for Kesha, right? Dr. Luke has denied all the allegations, and a series of court proceedings in NY and California have failed to free Kesha from her deal with Sony/Kemosabe, though appeals are pending. The singer's attorneys recently filed a notice of appeal; meanwhile, Dr. Luke's defamation claim against Kesha is still pending. However, the singer has found an outpouring of support from her fellow pop stars, including Adele, Gaga, Miley Cyrus, and Taylor Swift, who donated $250,000 towards Kesha's legal fund.

Kornreich has come under fire after it was revealed that her husband is Ed Kornreich, a partner in the New York-based law firm, Proskauer Rose.

Gottwald is a reference to Dr. Luke's birth name, Lukasz Gottwald. She also alleged he verbally abused her and withheld her proper share of profits on successful singles, such as "Tik Tok".

"I was taking back my strength, and I was taking back my voice, and taking back my power, taking back my body", Kesha said in a separate interview with the New York Times in October.

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