Dr. Luke Drops Lawsuit Against Kesha's Mother
Music producer Dr. Luke (aka Lukasz Gottwald) has agreed to drop a lawsuit against singer Kesha’s mother Pebe Sebert.
In 2014, Gottwald accused Sebert of “tortious interference” in the contract he has with Kesha. Sebert fired back with a defamation lawsuit, which she later dropped.
Two years later, Gottwald sued Sebert for defamation over public comments she made about him after Kesha accused him of sexual assault.
In a joint statement, Gottwald and Sebert said:
“Dr. Luke vigorously disputes and denies that he ever raped Kesha Sebert, and he is asserting claims of defamation in a New York court against Kesha Sebert for making statements to the contrary, which statements Dr. Luke adamantly maintains are false.
Pebe admits she has no firsthand personal knowledge of the events occurring on the night of the alleged rape. Pebe was not present that night. At that time, Pebe was in Nashville, and Kesha was in Los Angeles. The dispute between Kesha and Dr. Luke about the events of that night is the subject of the New York case, and will be decided in that case. Accordingly, all parties believe it is appropriate to dismiss this Tennessee case and focus their attention on the New York case.”
Kesha claims the producer drugged and sexually and emotionally abused her as far back as 2005. Gottwald has denied the allegations, which have not been proven in a court.