Tuesday 6 December 2016

Kesha's sexual abuse claims against producer thrown out by judge

Published 06/04/2016 | 23:33

Kesha leaves the Supreme Court in New York (AP)
Kesha leaves the Supreme Court in New York (AP)

A New York judge has thrown out pop star Kesha's hate crime and human rights claims that producer Dr Luke drugged, sexually abused and emotionally tormented her.

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State Supreme Court Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich ruled that those claims by the platinum-selling singer cannot go forward because the alleged rape and abuse happened outside New York and beyond the legal time limit.

The judge also said "every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime".

But the judge said the lawsuit can proceed on Kesha's contract issues.

Dr Luke has denied the allegations.

The dispute has sparked protests by Kesha's fans and support from celebrities, including Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.

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