One well-wisher raised a sign reading “Dr. Luke is a piece of shit” and another hoisted a “I Stand with Kesha” poster as the gaggle chanted, “Free Kesha now!” and “Kesha needs her freedom back. Dr. Luke is really whack!”.
Kornreich heard arguments that Dr. Luke-who’s worked with Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and Nicki Minaj-invested $60 million in Kesha’s career and that he agreed to allow her to record with Sony without his involvement, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The judge told Kesha’s lawyer that Dr. Luke’s offer “Decimates your argument” and “My instinct is to do the commercially reasonable thing,” the Reporter revealed.
Dr. Luke’s camp has denied the allegations, saying that Kesha is filing “False claims” against the producer to gain advantage in contract negotiations.
In one incident, Gottwald allegedly forced Kesha to drink with him, then gave her “Sober pills.” The next day, she woke “Naked in Dr. Luke’s bed, sore and sick, with no memory of how she got t,” court records charge.
Jeffrey Movit, an attorney for Dr. Luke, said Kesha waited too long to bring her sexual-assault claims, Page Six reported.