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Kesha claims her career is 'effectively over' following delay in Dr Luke sex abuse case

Singer is seeking to be released from contract after claiming to be raped by her former mentor

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Kesha has stated that her career will be "effectively over" if her court case against producer Dr Luke remains unresolved.

Last October, the pop star filed a lawsuit against Dr Luke for "mental manipulation, emotional abuse and sexual assault". She is looking to be freed from her contract with the producer.

Kesha claimed in her suit that Dr Luke – who she signed with at the age of 18 – made her snort something before getting on a plane "and during the trip he forced himself on her while she was drugged". She also alleged that she was given something Dr Luke called "sober pills" before waking up the next day "naked in Dr Luke's bed, sore, sick… and with no memory of how she got there".

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The Los Angeles Times now reports that a preliminary injunction filed by the artist states that her "brand value has fallen" almost "past the point of no return".

"She has not been recording, touring, or able to market merchandise for nearly a year – an eternity in the industry," Former Chief Executive of Universal Music Jim Urie said in the injunction. "If Kesha cannot immediately resume recording... her career is effectively over."

Kesha has been unable to release music as the court case remained open due to a contract tying her to Dr Luke and Sony Music.

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