Kesha files a lawsuit against Dr. Luke, her producer of ten years, for sexual assault and battery. She alleges that Dr. Luke sexually, verbally and emotionally abused her, as well as forced her to use drugs and alcohol. Kesha’s lawyer, Mark Geragos:
This lawsuit is a wholehearted effort by Kesha to regain control of her music career and her personal freedom after suffering for ten years as a victim of mental manipulation, emotional abuse and an instance of sexual assault at the hands of Dr. Luke. The facts presented in our lawsuit paint a picture of a man who is controlling and willing to commit horrible acts of abuse in an attempt to intimidate an impressionable, talented, young female artist into submission for his personal gain. Kesha is focused on moving her life and her career beyond this terrible time.