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Kesha Files Appeal In Dr. Luke Case Comparing Judge's Ruling To 'Slavery'

Kesha (photosKesha photos) is appealing the judge's decision from last month in her case against Dr. Luke.

The singer wanted to be let out of her contract with the Sony music producer and has accused him of alleged sexual assault, battery, sexual harassment, gender violence, emotional abuse, and violation of California business practices which she claims occurred over 10 years working together.

In her filing, Kesha argues that the ruling denying Kesha's request for an injunction to release music outside of the producer's authority is like "slavery."

"First, the Court erred in basing its decision on its finding that Kesha could record without interference from Gottwald. Although it recognized that 'slavery was done away with a long time ago' and that 'you can't force someone to work...in a situation in which they don't want to work,' the Court's ruling does just that."

The singer's lawyers also disputed the judge's opinion that no irreparable harm had been done, explaining that "affidavits by individuals with over 100 years of collective personal experience in the music industry" have proven "a young pop star's fame will fade quickly, and permanently, due to a loss of momentum."

"Indeed, New York courts have found irreparable harm to the careers of young musicians like Kesha where those careers are fleeting and in danger of destruction if not timely pursued."

Depending on what happens with the appeal, if a trial were to take place it would not be expected to begin until 2017.

March 22, 2016 |

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