TMZreports Kesha has definitively lost her case against Sony and Dr. Luke, with a New York judge tossing the entire case out. (The singer appealed the February court decision that kept her locked in contract to the New York Supreme Court in March.)
The judge rejected Kesha's claim that she was a Sony "slave" with Dr. Luke as "her master," because the company made other producers available for her to work with. Kesha, according to the judge, was being unreasonable by rejecting that option.
The judge did not believe Dr. Luke—the producer who Kesha says sexually and emotionally abused her—committed a hate crime, as she accused him. "Although [Luke's] alleged actions were directed to Kesha, who is female, [her claims] do not allege that [Luke] harbored animus toward women or was motivated by gender animus when he allegedly behaved violently toward Kesha," the judge said. "Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime."
Kesha has a similar lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, TMZ reports, that has been put on hold. The decision comes two days after Kesha posted an Instagram revealing Sony allegedly would release her from her contract if she publicly apologized and retracted claims that Dr. Luke raped her.
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