Dr. Luke Wants to Tell Jury That Kesha’s Rape Allegation Cost Him $46M
From 2006 through 2015, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald made an astonishing $77.8 million in publishing income from co-writing such hits as Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl,” Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend,” Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.” and Kesha’s “Tik Tok.” Then came a devastating rape allegation from Kesha Rose Sebert. Suddenly, artists stopped working with […]
Sony Music Loses Bid for Secrecy in Dr. Luke-Kesha Fight
The public will soon learn a lot more about pop music dealmaking thanks to a marathon libel case headed to trial. On Tuesday, as the legal battle between Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald and Kesha Rose Sebert continues to progress after seven years in court, New York Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Schecter rejected Sony Music’s concerns […]
Mark Geragos Given Green Light to Assert Counterclaim in Dr. Luke Defamation Fight
Mark Geragos can assert a counterclaim against Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald in a defamation fight stemming from his tweets thanks to a New York law enacted last year, a judge ruled Thursday. It’s a spinoff fight that followed the heated litigation between Gottwald and Kesha Sebert. She sued him alleging sexual assault, and he sued […]
Dr. Luke Suffers Blow on Road to Libel Trial Against Kesha
On Wednesday, Kesha Rose Sebert scored her biggest victory thus far in the seven-year-long legal fight over whether she defamed Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald by publicly accusing the star producer of rape. When the case gets to trial, perhaps later this year, Dr. Luke will now have to prove by clear and convincing evidence actual […]
Grammys: Beyonce Scores Leading 9 Nominations
A complete list of the nominations for the 2021 Grammys.
Dr. Luke Accuses Mark Geragos of Perjury in Kesha Legal Fight
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald is asking the court to sanction Kesha's former lawyer Mark Geragos for allegedly lying under oath about deleted documents during a 2017 deposition.
P!nk Says She Refuses to Work With Dr. Luke, Calls Abuse Allegations “His Karma”
While she has no firsthand knowledge of the abuse allegations made against the producer, the singer told the New York Times she knows from working with him that "he's not a good person."
Kesha Fans Protest Outside Sony’s Manhattan Headquarters, Ask Label to Drop Dr. Luke
The group of roughly 35 people also delivered petitions with more than 411,000 signatures demanding Sony release Kesha from her contract and drop the producer accused of raping her.
Kelly Clarkson Says Her Label “Blackmailed” Her Into Working with Dr. Luke
The 'American Idol' champ collaborated on two songs with the producer Kesha has accused of drugging and raping her.
Hollywood Flashback: Tina Turner’s Abuse by Husband Ike Made Headlines 40 Years Ago
As many in the recording industry rally behind Kesha, who is still embroiled in a lawsuit with Dr. Luke over alleged sexual assault, THR looks back at the volatile relationship between Tina and Ike Turner that included a broken jaw and bloody fight in a Las Vegas limousine.
Judge Won’t Let Kesha Escape Dr. Luke Contract
Despite the pop star's sexual abuse allegations, the judge says it's not reasonable to "decimate a contract that was heavily negotiated."
Hollywood Docket: ‘Luck’ Horse Deaths Lawsuit Settled
Plus, Conde Nast wins a case over Vogue's Kanye West-Kim Kardashian cover, and Lionsgate beats a 'Twilight' suit