Kesha Just Dropped Her Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke in California for a Very Important Reason

What this means for the case—and her career.

Kesha Drops Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke in California
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Where we left off, Kesha had been "allowed" to perform at the Billboard Music Awards only after she promised Dr. Luke's record label not to use the gig as a platform to discuss her sexual assault lawsuit against the producer. As of Monday, she has ended her legal battle in California to focus on releasing new music, Us Weekly reports

"Kesha has dismissed her California action without prejudice while she pursues her appeal and other legal claims in the New York courts," said Daniel Petrocelli, a member of the singer's legal team, in a statement. "Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label. We have conveyed to Sony Music and the label Kesha's strong desire to release the single and an album as soon as possible."

The fight's not *over* over, though, with Dr. Luke's attorney Christine Lepera telling the Associated Press that "Kesha never should have brought her false and meritless claims against Dr. Luke in any court," and Kesha herself vowing to continue to carry on. 

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