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Kesha and Dr. Luke File Lawsuits Against Each Other Regarding Sexual Abuse Claims
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Summary: Kesha and producer Dr. Luke have filed lawsuits against each other. Kesha’s claims sexual and physical abuse while Dr. Luke’s claims extortion.

In lawsuits filed by Kesha and Dr. Luke on Tuesday, both parties made harsh accusations against the other, according to CNN.

  
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Kesha filed her complaint in civil court in Los Angeles and it claims that Dr. Luke sexually, verbally and physically abused her over a period of 10 years since he signed her at the age of 18.

The lawsuit filed in response to Kesha’s came just hours later in Los Angeles and it claims that Kesha created “outrageous and untrue statements” in order to extort him into releasing her from her contract with the label he owns.

Kesha is seeking damages for suffering caused by Dr. Luke and that the contact be void due to the abuse. Dr. Luke’s real name is Lukasz Gottwald.

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The lawsuit from Kesha claims that she was “an intelligent, family-oriented, and joyful young woman” prior to being “showered her with promises of fame and fortune” by Dr. Luke.

The lawsuit also said that Kesha “lived in a prison of abuse.”



The complaint states that she was given a date rape drug that allowed Dr. Luke to sexually assault her while unconscious.

He also make comments such as calling her “a fat f–king refrigerator” — “to make her feel completely worthless and maintain complete control over her life.”

“For the past 10 years, Dr. Luke has sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abused” her “to the point where Ms. Sebert nearly lost her life,” it said.

The complaint also states that Kesha developed bulimia nervosa, which almost killed her, due to the criticism from Dr. Luke about her weight.

Doctors ruled that “unrelenting emotional and psychological abuse” by Dr. Luke caused her to suffer “severe depression, post-traumatic stress, social isolation, and panic attacks.”

Mark Geragos is the lawyer for Kesha. He said that the lawsuit “is a wholehearted effort by Kesha to regain control of her music career and her personal freedom after suffering for 10 years as a victim of mental manipulation, emotional abuse and sexual assault at the hands of Dr. Luke.”

“The facts presented in our lawsuit paint a picture of a man who is controlling and willing to commit horrible acts of abuse in an attempt to intimidate an impressionable, talented, young female artist into submission for his personal gain. Kesha is focused on moving her life and her career beyond this terrible time,” Geragos said.

The lawyer for Dr. Luke is Christine Lepera.

“As set forth in the complaint that we have filed on behalf of Dr. Luke, Kesha and her mother are engaged in a campaign of publishing outrageous and untrue statements about Dr. Luke to third parties, including scurrilous and false statements of purported physical and mental abuse of Kesha,” Lepera said.

“We are confident that Dr. Luke will prevail in all matters, and that our client will be awarded substantial damages for this malicious conduct,” Lepera said.

Geragos added, “This is just another pathetic and entirely predictable example of Dr. Luke’s continued abuse, and a misguided attempt to keep Kesha under his tyrannical control. This lawsuit has absolutely no basis in fact, the law or reality. Kesha is focused on reclaiming her voice and her freedom. She is determined to move on with her life and her career by putting this dark period behind her.”

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