Kesha and Dr Luke

Sony Music is cutting ties with Dr. Luke, the controversial music producer who was accused of sexually assaulting singer Kesha Rose Sebert, aka Ke$sha.

Kesha's fans were outraged after a Manhattan judge refused to allow her to terminate her Sony contract amid sexual assault allegations.

Ke$ha signed to Luke's record label 10 years ago.

After telling the world the label had no control over Dr. Luke's artists, Sony plans to terminate Luke's contract.

But Ke$ha's problems aren't over; she is still signed to Luke's label.

Dr. Luke, whose real name is Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, is responsible for most of the techno crap pop music you hear all over the radio.

The Wrap -- It’s currently unknown how Sony intends to free itself from the relationship, a decision that would fall on CEO Doug Morris and his boss, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton. Any unilateral dissolution of the contract would be a direct breach, so a negotiated exit would be most likely to save face on both sides.

“Somebody has been convicted via Twitter,” a second individual close to the decision said of Luke and the outcry over unsubstantiated accusations. “No court has convicted this person, so there may not be any legal basis to terminate an agreement. It would have to be mutual.”

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    WHOOT!

    No you didn't! Where's @SandraRose?

    Uh uhhh.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    ummmhmm

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    “Somebody has been convicted via Twitter,”
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    The power of social media today is real, for good and for bad. And in the public eye, it's even more important. Alright Kesha, you better make some good music off of this.

  • IAmLegend

    It's easy...buy out his contract. That simple!

  • Fendi

    Kelly Clarkson accused him of being a douche as well. There have been and there will be others who complain about this clown. I hope they all are courageous enough to publicly share their stories. Blacklist this clown from the music industry.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I didn't notice it before, but even I can see it now.

  • stanhope

    Blacklist him over no more than hearsay? Joe McCarthy sound familiar?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    This gave me a good chuckle (see pic). Loved the top 2 albums.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I just read that these debbils over at Sony are trying to disassociate themselves with him NOT because of Ke$ha. But bc of bad PR. They hate court. They hate looking bad.

    The decision reportedly has nothing to do with Dr. Luke’s alleged
    sexual abuse towards Kesha, but is more related to the PR headache
    caused by her supporters and fellow musicians who are speaking out
    against both Dr. Luke and Sony. Following a New York Supreme Court judge’s preliminary ruling that Kesha must stay contractually tied to Sony and Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Adele, and Kelly Clarkson have all come to her defense. “There is no contest. Kesha has no case in regards to her contract but they can’t afford the Adeles of the world out in the streets calling the label unsupportive,”

  • It’s Taurus Season

    IM SO DEAD. And so are 3 of the men pictured. And if Carl dont get off them damn drugs....well.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Catholic priesthood sound familiar too, but...

  • nucynu25

    Business as usual...

  • Fendi

    You're bothered. Lol

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    So are 3 of the men...Cole, you stupid! ????

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I read that earlier. They've been called to the carpet. They heavies have come out to play. If you can't hang, stay on the porch and cut your losses. You look bad right now.

    They came to that girl's defense because she was FORCED to stay and deal with an accused abuser. Tsk. Tsk. Bad PR move.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    They HATE court. I said that downstairs. Its why they literally just pay folks literally to just go away. I think the first time I EVER heard the words out of court settlement it had to do with a damn record company.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    It's their own fault. They knew Dr. Luke was grimy. Talented, but grimy. If they had reigned him in years ago, wouldn't have gotten this far.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    So he is getting the Mariah Carey treatment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    She is steal legal tied to Dr. Luke, so doubt that she will be stepping in a studio anytime soon.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Your gravi won against her record label. Changed the industry with that decision. But I don't know of too many artists who win that "give us xx albums" argument.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Is she under a production contract to him in addition to her recording contract with Sony?

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    Well, when folks are making you money do you really care about their character? Kanye? R.Kelly? Woody Allen? And so on and so on? Sad but true.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    She is on Luke's and Sony's label.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Not everyone does, no. But if your raggedy character is impeding me making money, then yeah I care. So does the NFL. And the NBA. Reason those types of clauses get put in their contracts from jump.

  • Tracy Taylor

    I believe her. Most people would be shocked,how often this takes place in the world of entertainment and sports, but is swept under the rug.

  • ChocolateBeauty

    He's on drugs? Really? Wow ;(

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    The NFL and NBA say they care but they really don't. Why Kobe still allowed to play after his scandal, like Dr.Luke ,Kobe's situation could not be proven in a court of law but the NBA still let him play. The NFL let what his name play after they had saw the video of him cold cocking his then babymama, it was until the video became public knowledge that they suspended him. They knew and did not care.

  • Ceezus

    Typical. At the end of the day, all they care about is THEIR image and $$$.

  • Li

    Dr. Luke via TMZ is denying this. But his contract is up in November, so they probably won't re-sign him.

  • Li

    I'm sure there's a producer in every studio that women complain about. There's reports of sexual harassment and "casting couch" in the studios with producers. Back in the day it was rampant. And a lot of those singers/women never became stars.

  • stanhope

    Yes being a person of integrity i am indeed bothered. You and Ted Cruz can knock the bottom out of hell with a lack of character. If only someone would show prurient interest in you LMAO????

  • Fendi

    But you did, considering how you built a fort in my replies. I didn't ask for your opinion, and as such, both you and your opinion are irrelevant.

    At least you had the good sense to liken me to an accomplished multimillionaire. With that said, find a life.

  • the guest

    She needs to seize this moment and release an underground mixtape independently under a different name. She'd make bank and buy herself out of the contract.

  • don juan

    Keshia is full of shyt

  • Missy

    He's a well known pervert like Bill Cosby....and just like Bill he should be dropped....good job Sony...

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Take body guards and spit out 10 albums and be done with it.

  • Shay Oway

    I don't know what to think. Every time I put my heart in something and get outraged, it turns out to be a hoax.

  • stanhope

    Oh delusional one who has the moxy to liken herself to fendi bought out of the back of a truck....it is highly doubtful you are a millionaire and i likened you to a hypocritical, racist fool who in sacrilege holds up the Bible while lying. I need not find a life but you clearly need to get to Oz fast to get a brain before the scarecrow beats you to it....that is of course if you are not the scrarecrow to begin with which i imagine is quite believable.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I didn't know this either.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I dont even care......I never liked her or her style of music. Luke can get the boot maybe we'll start to hear less of that techno sh!t on the radio. Sidebar: what is pitbull gonna do if techno goes away. I used to love pitbull till he left hiphop and went to techno

  • Fendi

    Oh, Stan who lacks hope, may you someday find the friend you are seeking, since you can't quite seem to make one from the people you seek out on the blogs.

    So many personal attempted attacks from nothings and no ones who couldn't identify me in a lineup. Shows how small your life and mind are.

    The only thing that was in the back of a vehicle was your mother. That's how you were conceived. I hope she finds the man who did it before you retire.

  • stanhope

    Oh Tuesday you just confirmed your gutter hatching in that swamp. Nothings call themselves designer names they can't afford and which are now passé anyway. Fendi? Really? rather than waste any more energy on you, I'll let you have the hollow victory you seem to crave it is a check I can well afford to write. Keep in mind until I C U next, that the finger you point at me has 4 pointing at your own trailer dwelling butt. I must have hit a nerve about your lack of shacking up since you passed that right over. Spend less money on fake fendi and buy you some Richard. Brush you teeth first as your open legs is often confused with bad breath. Ciao. I'm done with you

  • Fendi

    Fendi is so passé that it is affording Karl Lagerfeld yet another home or 12. Things aren't passé because they aren't in your budget or to your liking.

    Stay dry. Bone dry.