Kesha Has Dropped Her California Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke

She’ll continue the legal battle in New York while she attempts to release new music

In an effort to reboot her stalled career, Kesha has ended her legal battle against Dr. Luke in California.

According to BuzzFeed News, the singer has filed to dismiss a California lawsuit alleging that Dr. Luke raped and sexually abused her. The lawsuit has been on hold since June 2015, pending the outcome of the producer’s New York lawsuit accusing Kesha of defamation.

Kesha is now focusing her legal efforts in New York, where she’s appealing two rulings: one that prevented her from breaking her contract with Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records, and another that dismissed her claims of emotional and sexual abuse.

Kesha’s legal team further said in a statement on Monday that she’s submitted over two dozen new songs to Dr. Luke’s label so she can move ahead with her career.

“Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label,” said Daniel M. Petrocelli. “We have conveyed to Sony Music and the label Kesha's strong desire to release her next album and single as soon as possible.”

Kesha’s music career has been in limbo since she first sued Dr. Luke in October 2014. She was granted permission to release “True Colors,” a collaboration with Zedd, earlier this year, but she’s been mostly confined to one-off live performances. Last month, however, she announced her Kesha and the Creepies tour, where she says she’ll perform new music.

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