Dr. Luke to Be Dropped By Sony Amid Kesha Legal Battle? His Lawyer Responds to Report | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Dr. Luke to Be Dropped By Sony Amid Kesha Legal Battle? His Lawyer Responds to Report

Singer Kesha sued music producer Dr. Luke in 2014 for sexual assault and battery and sought to invalidate her recording contracts with him

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    Lukasz "Dr Luke" Gottwald, and Kesha on stage at the 28th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California.

    Dr. Luke's lawyer says a report that Sony Music plans to drop the music producer amid his legal battle with Kesha is untrue.

    The 29-year-old pop singer sued the music producer (real name Lukasz Gottwald) in 2014 for sexual assault and battery and sought to invalidate her recording contracts with him. Dr. Luke filed a countersuit, calling her allegations "defamatory," and tweeted he "didn't rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her."

    Kesha's supporters have for months urged Sony Music, her label, to "Free Kesha." TheWrap reported Wednesday the company is expected to end its working relationship with Dr. Luke, so the singer can legally release music without him, and do so ahead of his 2017 contract expiration.

    "This is not true," his lawyer said in a statement to E! News Wednesday. "Luke has an excellent relationship with Sony. His representatives are in regular contact with executives at the highest levels at Sony and this has never come up."

    Sony has not commented.

    In February, a judge denied Kesha's request for a preliminary injunction that would have allowed her to release music outside of the producer's authority. Scores of fans gathered outside the courtroom to support the singer.

    Celebrities have also spoken out in support of Kesha, including Lady Gaga.

    "I feel like she's being very publicly shamed for something that happens in the music industry all the time, to women and men," she told Carson Daly on 97.1 AMP Radio this week. "I just want to stand by her side because I can't watch another woman that went through what I've been through suffer."

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