Dr. Luke May Soon Be Dropped From Sony Over Kesha Case
Even though Kesha‘s court case against her alleged abuser Dr. Luke didn't end with the injunction that would allow her to record music without the producer she hoped for, there may be some resolution in the case outside of the courtroom. The Wrap is reporting that Sony Music might be ending Dr. Luke's contact a year before it expires. Kesha is signed to the producer's Kemosabe Records, an imprint of Sony.
Public pressure has been mounting for Sony to let go of Dr. Luke after Kesha came forward with her allegations that the producer sexually abused her. This, according to The Wrap's source, has led to the decision to end Dr. Luke's contract. “There is no contest. Kesha has no case in regards to her contract but they can’t afford the Adeles of the world out in the streets calling the label unsupportive. The fact that this hasn’t already been taken care of with Luke is confusing, especially for people in the building,” they said. Another source said that since there has been no legal decision against Dr. Luke the termination “would have to be mutual.”
Arists like Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, and Adele have all shown their support for Kesha throughout the ordeal and fans are currently planning a march on Sony's New York City headquarters for Friday. They hope to present Sony with a petition that has over 411,000 signatures asking the company to release Kesha from her contract.
There is still no official word from Sony on whether they will drop Dr. Luke and how this will affect Kesha's contract going forward, but hopefully there will some closure soon.