Kesha has dropped sexual assault allegations against Dr Luke in California to focus her legal efforts on the same case in New York.

Kesha drops California case against Dr Luke

She alleges the producer forced her to “take drugs and alcohol in order to take advantage of her sexually while she was intoxicated”, and that his abuse led to her developing bulimia, for which she was treated for in rehab in 2014. Dr Luke has denied all claims, alleging that she is just trying to get out of their record contract.

Kesha tried to leave Luke’s Kemosabe Records, owned by Sony Music, but her request was denied in April.

“My fight continues,” she wrote on Instagram. “I need to get my music out. I have so much to say. This lawsuit is so heavy on my once free spirit, and I can only pray to one day feel that happiness again.”

“I am continuing to fight for my rights in New York,” she added. “Thank you for all your support. The support of my fans has been so beautiful and I’m so grateful for it. I’m Not sure where I would be without you all.”

Several high-profile women have shown public support of Kesha, including Lena Dunham, Taylor Swift and Adele.


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