Kesha Not A Sony “Slave” Nor Victim Of Dr. Luke “Hate Crime,” Rules Judge In Stunning Loss
Kesha was not a “slave” to Sony or Dr. Luke, nor was she the victim of a “hate crime” by the music producer, says the New York judge presiding over her case in a stunning loss for the singer. On Wednesday, the judge threw out a number of Kesha’s claims, including that the music corporation “forced” her into an abusive relationship with Dr. Luke.
As Gossip Cop reported, Kesha sued Sony Music Entertainment in June 2015 shortly after filing a lawsuit against music producer Dr. Luke, whom she claims sexually abused her. The singer’s lawyer compared her situation to “slavery,” and claimed that Sony was aware of Dr. Luke’s alleged “proclivity for abusive conduct.” Kesha’s attorney further argued Sony either “turned a blind eye, failed to investigate Dr. Luke’s conduct, failed to take any corrective action, or actively concealed Dr. Luke’s abuse.”
In February, a New York judge dismissed Kesha’s request for an injunction that would allow her to break her contracts with Dr. Luke and Sony, and now her case has suffered a series of more losses. The judge felt in this latest round that while Kesha is a woman and Dr. Luke’s action may have been deplorable, it does not mean the producer committed a “hate crime” or was “motivated by gender animus when he allegedly behaved violently toward Kesha.” “Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime,” wrote the judge in her decision.
Kesha’s contention that her contract was tantamount to “slavery” was also tossed out, because Sony had offered to let her record work with other producers, which she declined to do. Ultimately, the judge felt Kesha was in the wrong for that, and could hardly argue her deal amounted to “slavery.”
Kesha has yet to comment on social media about her latest losses in her ongoing battle against Sony and Dr. Luke. Gossip Cop will have updates.