Sony Music Release Statement Regarding Kesha's Battle With Producer Dr Luke 3 years ago

Sony Music Release Statement Regarding Kesha's Battle With Producer Dr Luke

Sony Music has spoken out about the ongoing battle between singer Kesha and music producer Dr Luke.

Last week, a judge ruled that Kesha could not break her contract with the music producer because it had been heavily negotiated and it wouldn't be commercially reasonable.

Kesha alleges that Dr. Luke, whose real name is Lukas Gottwald, raped her 10 years ago after using a pill to 'knock her out'.

Dr Luke meanwhile claims that Kesha's allegations are "“outright lies that have been advanced to extort a contract renegotiation and money”.

Yesterday, the music label released a statement to The New York Times on the issue:  “Sony has made it possible for Kesha to record without any connection, involvement or interaction with Luke whatsoever, but Sony is not in a position to terminate the contractual relationship between Luke and Kesha".

“Sony is doing everything it can to support the artist in these circumstances, but is legally unable to terminate the contract to which it is not a party".