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.”