Kesha’s Case Against Dr. Luke and Sony Has Been Dismissed

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During the last month, Kesha‘s steadily been in the news due to her failed attempt to break ties with Sony and Dr. Luke, the producer who allegedly drugged and sexually abused her. However, on Wednesday, a New York judge sided with the record company and dismissed the case.

New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich ruled Wednesday that the abuse claims can’t go forward because they happened outside of New York State and the time limit has expired, and that Kesha’s allegations don’t qualify as hate crimes.

“Although Gottwald’s alleged actions were directed to Kesha, who is female, [her claims] do not allege that [Dr. Luke] harbored animus toward women or was motivated by gender animus when he allegedly behaved violently toward Kesha,” the judge wrote. “Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime.”

The ruling follows an Instagram posted by the pop singer which claimed Sony offered her “freedom” from her contract if she publicly recinded rape claims against the producer. According to the judge, Kesha acted unreasonably by rejecting this offer.

 

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