Kesha's lawsuit against her former manager Dr Luke has been dramatically halted after the producer won a last minute reprieve. Luke has been accused by the singer of sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abusing her, claims he has always denied and which resulted in the long-term music exec counter-suing his former protegee.
The Tik Tok hitmaker, who sought treatment in rehab for an eating disorder earlier this year, has filed a lawsuit against her record company boss and music producer - real name Lukasz Gottwald - claiming he began abusing her sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally shortly after she signed a contract with him when she was 18.
But her case suffered a serious setback when judge put a hold on the lawsuit because Kesha‘s previous record contract with Dr. Although the blonde beauty didn't appear to care as she was seen back onstage, and back on form at LA's Gay Pride Festival.
Kesha's court documents, obtained by gossip website TMZ.com, the 27-year-old singer, who is signed to Dr.Luke's record label Kemosabe Records, alleges he made repeated sexual advances toward her and forced her to use drugs and alcohol.She claims he once forced her to snort an unknown substance before they boarded a flight together and says he forced himself on her while she was under the influence of the drug, and also alleges he once attacked her at his house in Malibu, California, where he was "violently thrashing his arms at her." Kesha blames the music producer, who has also worked with Katy Perry, Pink and Kelly Clarkson, for her body image issues, claiming he once said to her: "You are not that pretty, you are not that talented, you are just lucky to have me." The Blow singer is asking a judge to release her from her contract with Luke. Luke is suing Kesha's mother Pebe Sebert, claiming she orchestrated a smear campaign of lies against him and tried to extort him in desperate attempts to get the singer out of her contract with him.According to the documents, which were obtained by TMZ, Luke claims the showbiz matriarch wanted Kesha to break her contract but because it was so tight, she then fuelled her anger over the deal and urged her daughter to spread false claims he raped her in order to "shame" him into letting her out of the agreement.When Luke refused to back down, he claims Pebe then made it clear they would continue making the allegations against him until he agreed to terminate the contract.
In the suit, the producer - who has already filed a defamation claim against Kesha - claims both the 'Die Young' hitmaker and her mother have admitted under oath that he never attacked the star.He is seeking over ,000 in compensatory damages and punitive damages on top of that. Luke, real name Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, for her downward spiral but Pebe, who helped pen her daughter's hit 'Your Love Is My Drug, said: "It wasn't just Luke." She explained Ke$ha's decided to seek help after having a breakdown right before Christmas during which the blonde beauty admitted she had been struggling with bulimia since 2009.Pebe added: "When someone feels like they have no control, it's like it was the only thing she could control.She had no control over her career, her time, where she goes.It is based upon the Netherlands series of the same name, which gained notoriety in 19.The series premiered on CBS on July 13, 2008 and lasted ten weeks until the live finale on September 16, 2008.