Judge Throws Out Kesha's Sex Assault Claims Against Producer 'Dr. Luke'

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 4:41 AM

Kesha, who shot to fame with the two thousand ten hit "Tik Tok," claimed that her producer Lukasz "Dr.

Judge Throws Out Kesha's Sex Assault Claims Against Producer 'Dr. Luke'

A NY judge on Wednesday dismissed population singer Kesha'south sexual assault claims against her producer, ruling that the allegations don't rise to the level of human rights crimes.

Kesha, who shot to fame with the two thousand ten hit "Tik Tok," claimed that her producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald drugged and sexually assaulted her, and physically and verbally tormented her for a decade. Gottwald has never been charged and has denied the claims.

Manhattan State Supreme Ct Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich ruled Wednesday that the abuse claims can't go forward because they happened exterior of NY and the statute of limitations expired.

The judge also ruled the claims don't prove any alleged violence "was motivated by gender animus" below detest crime laws.

"Every rape isn't a gender-motivated detest crime," Kornreich said in the ruling.

"Her claims of insults about her cost as an artist, her looks, and her wt are insufficient to constitute extreme, outrageous conduct intolerable in civilized society," the judge wrote.

Kesha sued Gottwald, Sony Music Entertainment and Kemosabe Records seeking to be released from the contract. Gottwald sued her for breach of contract.

A judge in Feb denied Kesha'south tender to finish the contract. Kesha'south attorneys have appealed that ruling. Music stars love Taylor Swift and Adele have arrive to the singer'south defense and supported her.

Attorneys for Kesha and Sony didn't immediately return a message seeking comment Wednesday.

Gottwald signed Kesha in two thousand-fifth. In two thousand-thirteenth, after "Tik Tok" went platinum and the two thousand twelve release of "Warrior," Kesha stopped working with Dr. Luke and said she was being denied royalties, according to Ct documents.

The alleged abuse took space in California. Kesha filed a complaint in that state below statutes against of gender violence among others.

In the NY claims, attorneys for Kesha argued that Gottwald and the other defendants discriminated against her based on her gender in violation of human rights laws, and other claims below laws against gender-motivated violence.

Gottwald is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer who's worked with Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson and many others.

Gottwald has denied ever having sex with Kesha. In February, he said on Twitter: "Kesha and I were friends for many years and she was love my little sister."

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