Emails between Dr. Luke and Kesha’s supervisor that have been filed in courtroom this week element how the music producer berated the pop star about her weight, citing it in a single occasion as the rationale prime songwriters and producers didn’t need to work together with her.
Dr. Luke — aka Lukasz Gottwald — and Kesha have been in an ongoing authorized struggle since October 2014, once they filed dueling lawsuits towards one another. Kesha sued the music producer in California for sexual assault and battery, sexual harassment, unfair enterprise practices, and infliction of emotional misery. Dr. Luke then filed a lawsuit towards Kesha in New York claiming breach of contract and defamation.
In her lawsuit, Kesha accused Dr. Luke of verbally and bodily abusing her whereas they labored collectively, in addition to raping her when she was unconscious. She additionally alleges that Dr. Luke repeatedly harassed her about her weight, calling her a “fat fucking refrigerator.” Dr. Luke has denied the claims.
Kesha later checked right into a rehabilitation treatment facility for bulimia, extreme melancholy, post-traumatic stress dysfunction, and panic assaults, in accordance with courtroom paperwork.
Kesha’s California case was placed on maintain in June 2015 after a decide dominated that the New York case takes precedent. Kesha has since dropped the case to focus on defending herself in New York.
Last yr, a Manhattan decide denied Kesha’s request to get out of her unique contract with Dr. Luke. In her ongoing quest to be free of the contract, Kesha’s legal professionals this week launched emails that present Dr. Luke criticizing the pop star over her weight.
Kesha needs to be freed “from her abuser and rebuild her physical, emotional, and mental health,” her legal professionals said in courtroom paperwork filed Tuesday in a Manhattan courtroom.
“We have seen it happen multiple times … almost every day. It is also double concerning when the A list songwriters and producers are reluctant to give kesha their songs because of her weight.”
Kesha’s supervisor, Monica Cornia, responded saying that the singer was working actually arduous and that “she’s a human and not a machine.”
“And to get in trouble for drinking a Diet Coke and called out in front of the whole room when she’s not there is not okay,” Cornia wrote. “If she were gaining weight or not losing I would totally get it. Everyone wants her to be the best she can be. But she is still a human being who has feelings and major insecurities and she is doing her very best and I would hope you could be support of that.”
Dr. Luke’s lawyer, Christine Lepera, accused Kesha and her attorneys of cherry-picking the proof to mislead the general public.
“Rather than agree to a thorough disclosure, Kesha and her representatives improperly publicized, without court permission, three out-of-context emails, which do not present the full picture regarding the events they concern,” Lepera stated. “For example, these emails do not show that the lyrics of ‘Crazy Kids’ were, in fact, rewritten at Kesha’s request. Any claim by Kesha to the contrary is deceiving the public, just like her other meritless claims of wrongdoing by Dr. Luke.”