According to The Hollywood Reporter, pop warrior Kesha submitted papers to court this week suggesting that she asked Sony to allow her to record an album for the label separate from Dr. Luke. But her lawyer, Mark Geragos, said her request had been denied stating:
“The letters in response indicated both Sony and Dr. Luke believe the exclusivity clauses remain in effect, they will not agree to refrain from enforcement, and Sony specifically will not work with Kesha unless she agrees to work with Kemosabe and Dr. Luke’s company, KMI.”
Apparently, neither Sony nor Dr. Luke showed any interest in changing their positions. Earlier this year, Luke’s spokesperson said:
“If Kesha now regrets her career being mired in legal proceedings, it’s entirely her making. It was Kesha who chose to file a lawsuit falsely alleging abuse to gain advantage in contract negotiations, and now she must accept the consequences of her improper actions.”
Kesha is suing her former producer, Dr. Luke for sexual abuse, while he is claiming accusations are just an attempt to extort him and get out of contracts with Luke’s record label, which is part of Sony. Kesha’sWarrior peaked at No. 6 on Billboard Hot 200 in November of 2012.