Sony Ends Partnership With Dr Luke As Court Battle With Kesha Continues | Music News
After a long battle with singer Kesha, Dr. Luke no longer holds an executive position at Sony Music. Court documents and The Hollywood Reporter advises that the company has cut some ties with the producer (real name Lukasz Gottwald). His legal battle with Kesha continues and has been fighting in New York court since 2014, when the producer sued the singer for defamation and she countersued based on her assertions of rape and other abuse.
Sony’s legal team states that “Lukasz Gottwald is no longer the CEO of Kemosabe Records and does not have authority to act on its behalf.” Kemosabe was the founded by Dr Luke in 2011 in partnership with Sony. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dr. Luke’s page on the Sony Music site has also been removed.