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Kesha’s New Appeal Proves She Isn’t Giving Up The Fight Against Dr. Luke

The singer and her lawyer are still trying to break her out of her contract

A month ago, Kesha’s bid for an injunction that would let her out of her recording contract with Dr. Luke was denied by a New York Supreme Court justice. Now, the pop singer and her lawyer have filed an appeal against that decision.

On Monday (March 21), Kesha and her attorney Mark Geragos filed papers seeking a second opinion from a New York appellate court, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“The Court erred in basing its decision on its finding that Kesha could record without interference from Gottwald,” Geragos wrote. "Although it recognized that 'slavery was done away with a long time ago' and that '[y]ou can't force someone to work...in a situation in which they don't want to work,' the Court's ruling requiring Kesha to work for Gottwald's companies, purportedly without his involvement, does just that."

Kesha is contractually bound to Dr. Luke’s record label Kemosabe Records and his publishing company Prescription Songs. Even if she were to make new music without Luke’s direct involvement, sales of her work would still financially benefit the man whom she alleges raped and abused her.

Judge Shirley Kornreich denied Kesha’s bid for an injunction on February 19, stating that there was no evidence of “irreparable harm” done to Kesha by holding her to her contract.