Kesha Rose Sebert, better known to the world as simply Kesha, has lost her battle to break ties with record producer Dr. Luke.
The case was brought by Kesha Rose Sebert in an attempt to dissolve the contract she holds with Dr. Luke and Sony over allegations that Dr. Luke drugged and raped her over a decade ago.
Kesha Rose Sebert also alleges ongoing abuse by Dr. Luke.
However, Dr. Luke denied the claims and said that the allegations only came out when Kesha Rose Sebert’s popularity began to decline and she needed some publicity.
Kesha Rose Sebert’s attorney, Mark Geragos, was asking that Kesha Rose Sebert freed from the contract with Dr. Luke as the career of a pop star is short and she no longer wishes to be involved with her accused rapist.
However, New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich had her doubts and was quite clear on her feelings.
She said to Geragos, “You’re asking the court to decimate a contract that was heavily negotiated and typical for the industry.”
Opposing arguments were made that Dr. Luke had already invested $60 million in Kesha Rose Sebert’s career.
Dr. Luke had also already agreed to allow her to continue to record with Sony without his involvement.
Therefore, Kornreich told Geragos that fact “decimates your argument.”
She added, “My instinct is to do the commercially reasonable thing.”
What do you think about the decision made by Judge Kornreich? Do you feel it was fair to Kesha Rose Sebert?