Kesha takes legal action to lift halt on Dr Luke sex abuse claims

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Singer recently lost a legal bid to be released from her contract with the producer

Kesha has taken up further legal action against Dr Luke after she recently failed in her bid to be released from her contract with the pop producer.

In October 2014, the pop star filed a lawsuit against the producer who’s real name is Lukasz Gottwald, citing “mental manipulation, emotional abuse and sexual assault”. Dr. Luke countersued for defamation. That case has been on hold since last June.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the singer’s lawyers have now announced their intention to file a motion to lift the stay on the case in California.

“We intend to file a motion to lift the stay and to file an amended complaint in this action,” her lawyer Bo Pearl said. But Dr Luke’s lawyer Christine Lepera, said that she would file a cross-motion to dismiss the action having not been informed of Kesha’s intentions previously.

Kesha recently replaced lawyer Mark Gregaros on her legal team with Daniel Petrocelli and his firm O’Melveny & Myers. Petrocellii has previously won a civil suit against O.J. Simpson. 

Last month, a New York judge threw the singer’s contract release appeal case out of court after Sony said they will not push the artist to work exclusively with Dr Luke. 

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Meanwhile, Kesha recently hit back at body-shaming online comments, telling trolls to “just remember that [it] makes [you] look like a dickhead.”

She added: “I have been battling depression and an eating disorder for a while now. My career is in a strange place and it feels like I’m fighting an uphill fight some days. But I have decided to take my life back. My freedom. My happiness. My voice. My worth.”

The singer continues: “I will not just fucking be quiet and hide. Today I will say fuck it and live. So fuck it. Today I’m making that choice. And I’m happy as a damn clam. And also a big ol’ fuck you if you wanna hate on my body. Just remember that makes you look like a dickhead.”
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