Kesha Claims Her Career Is 'Effectively Over' If The Courts Won't Let Her Record Without Dr. Luke
The singer hasn't released an album since 2012.
Kesha has been stuck in legal proceedings for over a year now, following a lengthy lawsuit against her producing partner Dr. Luke.
But this past weekend, Kesha filed new papers asking for permission to continue working on her record with other collaborators besides Luke, claiming her career will otherwise be 'effectively over'.
Due to the singer being bound by her contract with Sony music, who are currently in dispute in court, the company are stopping her from working with anyone else before it's resolved.
Her last studio album was released back in 2012, with Pitbull's 'Timber' being her most recent single effort.
The singer's lawyers wrote in last weeks filings: "Kesha now faces an abysmal decision: Work with her alleged abuser…or idly and passively wait as her career tick-tocks away."
Continuing: "Kesha’s window of opportunity is nearly shut: She has not been recording, touring or able to market merchandise for nearly a year — an eternity in the industry. If Kesha is not permitted to resume working immediately with the backing of a major record label, her window will forever close."
It all stems from October 2014, when Kesha filed a suit claiming Dr. Luke had sexually assaulted, raped and battered her during their 10-year partnership.
The producer countersued for defamation and break of contract just days later.
- By Lucy Bacon