In the midst of Kesha and Dr. Luke's ongoing legal battle, a New York judge has dismissed the producer's lawsuit against the singer's mom, Pebe Sebert, and her manager, Jack Rovner. The dismissal is a small victory for the 28-year-old singer, who sued the producer for sexual assault in 2014.
Dr. Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, filed his own lawsuit against the "Blow" singer's mom, claiming that she was trying to extort him in order to free her daughter from her contract with his label. As Business Insider reports, in dismissing the suit, the judge said that Gottwald has no jurisdiction over Sebert in New York. (However, the producer has filed a similar suit in Tennessee, where Sebert lives.)
In his lawsuit against Rovner, Gottwald claimed that the manager is jealous of him and tried to get "more money and control over [Kesha's] career," according to Business Insider. The judge tossed that lawsuit, saying that Rovner's actions were well within his role as a manager.
Kesha has a court date set for Feb. 19, which will decide whether or not she can release music with a producer other than Gottwald. (The court date was originally scheduled for January, but got postponed.) At the moment, the artist is bound to her contract with Gottwald and is barred from creating new material with anyone else.
Kesha hasn't recorded an original studio album since 2012, and Pitbull's 2013 hit "Timber" was the last single to feature her voice. Her legal woes haven't kept her from singing altogether, though -- last December, she performed with a new band called Yeast Infection and in January, the below video of her singing "Amazing Grace" surfaced online.
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