Kesha's Case Against Dr Luke Thrown Out of Court

Things aren't looking up for Kesha, but there's still hope.

Kesha's assault case against record producer Dr Luke has been dismissed in a New York court.

The 'Tik Tok' singer alleged Dr Luke emotionally, physically and sexually abused her over the course of their professional relationship since 2005.

 In February, the court overturned her bid for an injunction to stop her contract with Dr Luke and his parent company, Sony, spurning an international movement to #FreeKesha.

Following the decision, Sony sought to have Kesha's assault case against Dr Luke thrown out of court, The Daily Beast reports.

Today, the court complied with Sony's wishes.

Supreme Court Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich said the court had no jurisdiction over the case after Kesha's team failed to prove any of the assault allegations occurred in New York state. She also said some of the alleged crimes were beyond the statute of limitations.

She also dismissed Kesha's allegations that Dr Luke, also known as Lukasz Gottwald, had committed a hate crime.

"Although Gottwald's alleged actions were directed to Kesha, who is female, (her claims) do not allege that Gottwald harbored animus toward women or was motivated by gender animus when he allegedly behaved violently toward Kesha," the judge stated. "Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime."

The silver lining is that Kesha is also pursuing legal action in Los Angeles, and may have more success in that region. 

Earlier this week, Kesha claimed Sony offered to forego the singer's contract if she publicly denounced her allegations of sexual assault against Dr Luke. 

If you have experienced sexual assault and would like to talk to someone, you/they can at 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

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