A judge in New York has today refused to free Kesha from her contract with Dr. Luke after she alleged the music producer both sexually and mentally abused her in the past, refusing to continue working with him from 2014 onwards where she started proceedings to sue him.
Under contract with Dr. Luke since 2005, Kesha has now been handed what fans and friends are calling a 'career death sentence' from the New York judge, who sides with Luke after hearing how he had invested $60 million in her career, with him claiming he allowed her to make music without his involvement.
The judge said: "That decimates your argument. My instinct is to do the commercially reasonable thing."
Denying her motion for preliminary injunction whilst Kesha sat with her mom in tears in the courtroom, he added: "There has been no showing of irreparable harm. She's been given opportunity to record."
Sony lawyers in the courthouse said that if the injunction was granted it would "turn the law on its face."
A lawyer for Sony added: "Our interest is in her success. Our interest is in Dr. Luke's success. They are not in the least bit mutually exclusive."