Kesha has been denied an injuction that would release her from her contract with producer Dr. Luke.
New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich told the singer’s attorney, Mark Geragos: “You’re asking the court to decimate a contract that was heavily negotiated and typical for the industry.”
As THR reports, Kornreich heard arguments that Dr. Luke had invested a substantial amount — $60 million in her career — and that the producer had agreed to allow her to record without his involvement.
The judge told Geragos that Dr. Luke’s $60 million investment in Kesha’s career “decimates your argument,” adding, “My instinct is to do the commercially reasonable thing.”
Kesha’s civil lawsuit alleged that her producer Luke Gottwald was abusive for the duration of their decade-long professional relationship.
Among the charges in the lawsuit, which was obtained by TMZ, are claims that Gottwald plied her with drugs, forced himself on her while she was intoxicated, and violently attacked her. She also says that Gottwald’s abuse led her to develop an eating disorder.
Before the hearing Kesha stated: “I have nothing left to hide. I did this because the truth was eating away my soul and killing me from the inside. this is not just for me. this is for every woman, every human who has ever been abused. sexually. emotionally. mentally.”