Sony Finally Speaks Out About Kesha

Posted: Feb 25 2016, 6:38pm CST | by , Updated: Feb 25 2016, 11:21pm CST , in Latest Celebrity News


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Sony Finally Speaks Out About Kesha
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Kesha has been in the news lately, and while many people are publicly supporting her, her label's parent company, Sony, isn't. Instead, they are not allowing her to sever ties with the label or with Dr. Luke, who she claims sexually assaulted and raped her.

"Sony has made it possible for Kesha to record without any connection, involvement or interaction with Luke whatsoever, but Sony is not in a position to terminate the contractual relationship between Luke and Kesha," Sony's attorney, Scott A. Edelman, tells PEOPLE in a statement.

"Sony is doing everything it can to support the artist in these circumstances but is legally unable to terminate the contract to which it is not a party," he added.

Kesha signed the multi-record deal when she was just 18 with Kemosabe records, which is run by Luke.

After she released three albums under the label, Kesha sued Luke for the alleged drugging and raping. She also said that he emotionally and verbally abused her. Luke denies the accusations and is countersuing her for breach of contract and defamation. She then said that Sony Music supported that behavior.

Last week, a New York Supreme Court judge denied Kesha's request for an injunction that would allow her to record outside of her contracts, because both the label and Luke said that she would be able to record without being with Luke.

Many fans are upset with Song, and the hashtag "#SonySupportsRape" has been trending since the announcement was made.

In a statement on Monday, Luke's attorney Christine Lepera said, "The New York County Supreme Court on Friday found that Kesha is already 'free' to record and release music without working with Dr. Luke as a producer if she doesn’t want to."

However, the problem goes beyond that, because they will still be connected, which could be bad for Kesha.

Both Luke and Kesha have been active on social media, Luke to deny the claims that he raped Kesha.

Kesha posted a long statement, thanking people like Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift saying:

"This case has never been about a renegotiation of my record contract – it was never about getting a bigger, or a better deal. This is about being free from my abuser. I would be willing to work with Sony if they do the right thing and break all ties that bind me to my abuser. But at this point, this issue is bigger than just about me," she wrote.

There were some problems earlier this week when a clip of a 2011 deposition showed Kesha telling the camera that, "Dr. Luke never made sexual advances at me."

Kesha's attorney Mark Geragos responded to the video, saying: "[Dr. Luke] threatened to destroy Kesha's life and the lives of her family if she didn't cover up his sexual assaults in a 2011 deposition."

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