Kesha is suing her music producer, Dr. Luke, for alleged emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.
Kesha’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, told Billboard “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 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.”
News reports state that Kesha claims “Dr. Luke forced her to drink with him and gave her what he called sober pills. Kesha claims she woke up the following afternoon, naked in Dr. Luke’s bed, sore, sick… and with no memory of how she got there.”
The lawsuit also cites an alleged act of physical abuse “[Dr. Luke]violently thrashed his arms at her”.
Dr. Luke filed a countersuit stating that Kesha’s accusations are false. He believes she is doing this to get out of her contract with him.