Kesha's Mother Drops Countersuit Against Dr. Luke

by Jackie Willis 8:10 AM PDT, April 28, 2016
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Kesha's mother, Pebe Sebert, has dropped her countersuit against Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald) after claiming that the music producer had caused her distress and lied to her about how involved she would be in her daughter's music career.

"The litigation with Dr. Luke has been a nightmare for Mrs. Sebert and her family," Sebert's attorney, Alex Little, told ET in a statement. "She has decided to move on and find peace and forgiveness in her heart rather than dwelling in the cancerous past of an ongoing lawsuit with no end in sight."

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Sebert, a songwriter, was sued by Dr. Luke for defamation, but the case was dismissed in February. Dr. Luke subsequently filed a similar suit in Tennessee, where Sebert lives.

"Pebe Sebert's voluntary withdrawal of all her claims against Dr. Luke is her acknowledgement that her claims are meritless," Dr. Luke's attorney, Christine Lepera, said in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter). "Dr. Luke's defamation and other claims continue against Pebe and Kesha Sebert."

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Meanwhile, Kesha and Dr. Luke will continue to face off in court over the singer's allegations that he drugged and raped her a decade ago, and continuously abused her both physically and emotionally from the time she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in 2005. Dr. Luke has denied all wrongdoing.

In New York earlier this month, a judge dropped all but one of Kesha's counterclaims against Dr. Luke and rejected her request for a preliminary injunction. Kesha has also filed a lawsuit against the music producer in California.

"She was a prisoner," Sebert said in a March interview with Billboard about her 29-year-old daughter's relationship with the 42-year-old music producer. "It was like someone who beats you every day and hangs you from a chain and then comes in and gives you a piece of bread. Luke would say, 'You look nice today,' and send her into hysterics of happiness because she was programmed to expect nothing but abuse."

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Just this week, Kesha revealed that she was recording with Zedd. "It's a miracle when someone gives you a chance at finding your voice again with no reason other than that he is a f**king beautiful person with a heart of gold @zedd #truecolors," she Instagrammed.

"ZEDD & KESHA - TRUE COLORS. OFFICIALLY OUT: 4/29 Music can be freedom," Zedd announced on Twitter. "Just to clarify: We didn't use any loopholes. Kemosable / RCA gave us permission to release."

Dr. Luke replied, "Thanks for the clarification @Zedd."

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