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Kesha & Dr. Luke Settle Defamation Lawsuit

Kesha & Dr. Luke Settle Defamation Lawsuit

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They released joint statements on the settlement.

After nearly nine years, Kesha and Dr. Luke have come to an agreement to settle the legal battle they’ve been in since 2014.

In that year, Kesha claimed she was drugged and sexually assaulted by Dr. Luke and wanted out of her contract with him. He claimed her accusations were false and sued for defamation and breach of contract.

The legal battle had been delayed for years with different claims being dropped, and just earlier this month, a New York Court of Appeals reversed an earlier ruling and declared that Dr. Luke is a public figure, making it much harder for him to prove defamation.

The case was supposed to go to go to trial next month.

Kesha and Dr. Luke have released a joint statement.

“Only God knows what happened that night. As I have always said. I cannot recount everything that happened,” Kesha’s statement reads. “I am looking forward to closing the door on this chapter of my life and beginning a new one. I wish nothing but peace to all parties involved.”

Dr. Luke’s statement allows him to stand by his version of the story.

“While I appreciate Kesha again acknowledging that she cannot recount what happened that night in 2005, I am absolutely certain that nothing happened. I never drugged or assaulted her and would never do that to anyone,” his statement reads. “For the sake of my family, I have vigorously fought to clear my name for nearly 10 years. It is time for me to put this difficult matter behind me and move on with my life. I wish Kesha well.”

We wish nothing but the best for Kesha.

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Mey Rude

Mey Rude is a journalist and cultural critic who has been covering queer news for a decade. The transgender, Latina lesbian lives in Los Angeles with her fiancée.

Mey Rude is a journalist and cultural critic who has been covering queer news for a decade. The transgender, Latina lesbian lives in Los Angeles with her fiancée.