Kesha and producer Dr. Luke settle long-running defamation lawsuit – Socialite Life – News Block

kesha and dr lucas they resolved their lengthy legal battle and released a joint statement on the settlement of the latter’s defamation suit.

“God only knows what happened that night,” Kesha’s statement reads. “As I have always said, I cannot tell everything that happened. I am looking forward to closing the door on this chapter of my life and starting a new one. I wish nothing but peace to all parties involved.”

Adds Luke: “While I appreciate Kesha acknowledging again that she can’t tell what happened that night in 2005, I’m absolutely certain nothing happened. I never drugged or assaulted her and I would never do that to anyone. For the sake of my family, I have vigorously fought to clear my name for almost 10 years. It is time for me to put this difficult matter behind me and move on with my life. I wish Kesha the best.”

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Kesha attends the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for dcp)

The case was to go to trial next month. Other details of the agreement are not known at this time.

In 2014, Kesha filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke for sexual assault and emotional abuse, including specific claims that Dr. Luke drugged and raped her at a party in 2005; Dr. Luke countersued and claimed defamation. In 2016, after many legal twists and turns, a judge threw out Kesha’s abuse claims, and the singer later also dropped a separate court case in Los Angeles against Dr. Luke.

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However, the defamation case continued, with the producer claiming that Kesha’s accusation was “false and shocking” and that she only made the accusations to negotiate a better record deal. Part of the defamation case would end up including statements Kesha made to Lady Gaga in a text message that Dr. Luke had raped Katy Perry, an allegation Perry also denied in her sworn testimony.


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