- 17 Dec 21
The controversial music producer was accused by Kesha of sexual assault and battery, sexual harassment, gender violence and emotional abuse in a long-running legal battle. C/W: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault. If you have been affected by these issues in the story, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre's national helpline is available at 1 800 77 8888.
After previously not wishing to speak much about their relationship, Doja Cat has revealed that she is unlikely to work with Dr. Luke again.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the pop artist behind hits such as 'Say So', co-written by the aforementioned music producer, said that she doesn't feel a need to work with him again.
"I haven't worked with him in a very long time," she recounted.
"I don't think I need to work with him again. I don't think I need to work with him in the future. I know that."
Many fans of Doja Cat had taken issue with the fact that she has worked repeatedly with Dr. Luke due to the allegations made against him by Kesha.
In October 2014, Kesha sued Dr. Luke for sexual assault and battery, sexual harassment, gender violence, emotional abuse. She alleged in the suit that Dr. Luke had repeatedly drugged her, had sexual contact with her, with and without her consent over the ten years they had been working together and that his abuse had caused her eating disorder.
She also looked in the suit to be free from her recording contract with the producer. Dr. Luke then counter-sued his former collaborative partner for defamation.
In February 2016, the New York Supreme Court ruled against Kesha's request for an injunction to release her from her contract and then dismissed all charges later that year.
Kesha was also ruled in February 2020 to have "made a false statement to Lady Gaga about Gottwald that was defamatory per se".
In court, Dr. Luke claimed that Kesha texted Lady Gaga that he allegedly raped Katy Perry in an attempt to boost Kesha’s own case against him.
The judge ruled that she had also "breached her contract with KMI, Dr. Luke's record label, and as a result of that she is obligated to pay KMI "pre-judgment interest of $373,671.88."
Kesha is now appealing this ruling, with the case still ongoing.
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