Kesha may have lost her case against producer and alleged rapist Dr. Luke, but it turns out she may end up the victor after all.
Music giant Sony, who employs Dr. Luke under his Kemosabe record label, reportedly wants to cut ties with the producer following the backlash it received from fans and celebs who support Kesha.
In a harsh legal blow last month, a judge denied Kesha's request to be released from her recording contract with Dr. Luke, who she claims physically, mentally and sexually abused her over the course of 10 years.
As a result, both Dr. Luke and Sony has come under fire for not allowing Kesha out of her contract and thereby supporting the alleged abuse.
Although Dr. Luke has vehemently denied the charges, the court of public opinion has already convicted him, and sources say Sony wants no part of it.
“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,” a source told TheWrap.
“The fact that this hasn’t already been taken care of with Luke is confusing, especially for people in the building,” added the source.
More than two dozen celebrities have publicly expressed their support for Kesha and denounced Dr. Luke.
Most recently, Kelly Clarkson spoke on her experiences with the music impresario, calling him a liar who is difficult to work with.
"He's just not a good person," she said.
Since Dr. Luke's contract with Sony does not expire for another year and there is no legal basis for termination, sources speculate that he will be asked to leave in the form of a negotiated exit.
“Somebody has been convicted via Twitter,” a second source revealed.
“No court has convicted this person, so there may not be any legal basis to terminate an agreement. It would have to be mutual.”
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