New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich has denied the injunction requested by popstar Kesha. The troubled singer earlier requested to be released from her recording contract with Dr Luke (Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald). Kesha accused Dr Luke of physical and sexual abuse that began soon after she signed a deal with him in 2005.
However, Kornreich ruled against the “Tik Tok” singer. One reason being lack of evidence showing harm. “I don’t understand why I have to take an extraordinary measure of granting an injunction,” The Hollywood Reporter quoted Kornreich as saying.
She continued by saying that her instinct was to do a commercially reasonable thing. “Sony would suffer irreparable harm if Kesha was not compelled to abide by a contract that requires her to make six more albums with the company,” AV Club quoted the judge as saying. As a result, the popstar would have to keep recording with Kemosabe Records.
Popstar Kesha was seen in tears after the judgement was passed. She has accused Dr Luke of committing an ongoing abuse. The Daily Beast notes she claimed that he repeatedly drugged and raped her a decade ago.
She claimed that the producer gave her gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) or a date rape drug, reveal court papers. She has further alleged that Gottwald threatened to destroy her career and family if she told anyone about the alleged rape.
However, Dr Luke’s legal team believes that Kesha is extorting him in order to remove herself from contracts with Luke’s Kemosabe Records label because the popstar has become frustrated with her stalled career. Gottwald has denied her sexual abuse allegations and has filed a countersuit declaring the same.
The verdict has led to Kesha’s fans protesting against the judge and the ruling, with many wanting the so-called feminists to speak up for the popstar.