More in the ongoing legal battle.

Kesha has filed paperwork with a New York State appellate court for a second opinion on the February denial of a preliminary injunction for her lawsuit against Lukasz Gottwald, bka Dr. Luke. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the singer and her attorney Mark Geragos will not cease to hurry the trial, which is set for May 16. As he states in the paperwork:

First, the Court erred in basing its decision on its finding that Kesha could record without interference from Gottwald. Although it recognized that ‘slavery was done away with a long time ago’ and that ‘[y]ou can’t force someone to work … in a situation in which they don’t want to work,’ the Court’s ruling requiring Kesha to work for Gottwald’s companies, purportedly without his involvement, does just that…The Court did not explain, nor could it, why any potential harm to SME could not adequately be compensated by money damages if it were to prevail in the litigation,” he writes in his pre-argument statement. “Indeed, SME, Gottwald, and all the related entities are each free to make music (and money) with other young talent. In the event they prevail in the litigation, they can recover money damages from Kesha for her breach of contract.

Rumors circulated earlier this month that Gottwald was going to be dropped by Sony for the “internal headaches” these legal proceedings have caused. FACT will update when we have more information.

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