Kesha has added Sony Entertainment into her lawsuit against longtime manager Dr Luke, claiming that the company ‘forced’ her into an ‘abusive relationship’ with him.
In the suit, Kesha accuses the company of encouraging and giving Dr Luke the platform to abuse not just her, but other artists also. ‘Dr. Luke’s proclivity for abusive conduct was open and obvious to [Sony] executives, who either knew of the conduct and turned a blind eye, failed to investigate Dr. Luke’s conduct, failed to take any corrective action, or actively concealed Dr. Luke’s abuse,’ claims the singer.
Kesha further claims that Sony’s actions placed her and the other ‘Jane Doe artists’ ‘in physical danger by giving Dr. Luke full creative and business control, with nearly limitless financial resources, over young female artists who necessarily were compelled to become dependent upon his good will.’ Her lawyers add that the company is still giving him that platform till now, ‘has forced an abusive relationship between Dr. Luke and Ms. Sebert to this day,’ and has backed ‘conduct designed to destroy Ms. Sebert’s career in retaliation for Ms. Sebert bravely bringing forward her claims of abuse.’
As ENTmania! reported last year, Kesha accused Dr Luke of sexually abusing her, blaming him as the reason why she entered a 30-day stint in rehab for eating disorder. Luke countersued in response, accusing her of trying to extort and blackmail him in order to get of out her contract with him. He also called her a liar, referring to the 2012 incident when she denied writing the song Die Young in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, even though she had boasted on radio weeks earlier that she ‘wrote and rewrote that song 10 times.’
The case continues.