Sony breaks its silence on the legal case.
A lawyer for Sony has said the label “is not in a position to terminate the contract” between Dr. Luke and Kesha.
The statement follows last week’s court case in which a judge denied Kesha a termination of her recording contract with her former producer despite her allegations of abuse.
Sony’s lawyer Scott Edelman told the New York Times: “Sony has made it possible for Kesha to record without any connection, involvement or interaction with Luke whatsoever, but Sony is not in a position to terminate the contractual relationship between Luke and Kesha.”
Kesha remains signed to Dr. Luke’s label, Kemosabe Records, a Sony imprint, through a separate deal with his production company, Kasz Money Inc.
“Sony is doing everything it can to support the artist in these circumstances, but is legally unable to terminate the contract to which it is not a party,” Edelman added.
Kesha fans are planning a protest outside the New York headquarters of Sony Music today (Friday 26).
Dr. Luke has denied the allegations. His lawyer commented after the judge’s decision: “Kesha is already ‘free’ to record and release music without working with Dr. Luke as a producer if she doesn’t want to. Any claim that she isn’t ‘free’ is a myth.”
Kesha spoke out about the case yesterday, thanking her fans for their support: “I can’t believe that so many people all over the world took the time to show me support and love. Other entertainers who knowingly put their own careers at stake by supporting me, I will be forever grateful.
“All I ever wanted was to be able to make music without being afraid, scared, or abused. This case has never been about a renegotiation of my record contract – it was never about getting a bigger, or a better deal. This is about being free from my abuser. I would be willing to work with Sony if they do the right thing and break all ties that bind me to my abuser.”