BH Buzz: Dr. Luke Files Second Defamation Lawsuit Against Kesha’s Mom

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The BH Buzz is a round-up of stories we wanted to get to today, but… didn’t.

■ Dr. Luke has filed yet another libel lawsuit against Kesha’s mom Pebe Sebert.

Christine Lepera, a lawyer for Dr. Luke, issued the following statement to Pitchfork:

After we originally filed suit against Pebe Sebert, she continued to make outrageous, false, and defamatory statements against Dr. Luke in her widespread media campaign to damage him and smear his name. Pebe Sebert’s lawyers flat out refused to allow us to add those statements to the existing case or to toll the statute of limitations on them—so we’ve been compelled to file an additional action.

Alex Little, a lawyer for Pebe Sebert who also represents Kesha, initially declined to comment, but issued the following statement to Pitchfork after being told of Lepera’s remarks:

This marks Dr. Luke’s second effort to sue a mother for publicly supporting and believing her daughter about being raped. It’s also a transparent attempt to delay the trial of these issues. Mrs. Sebert looks forward to presenting her case to a jury as soon as possible. When the evidence is made public, she expects the jury will conclude that all of her statements have been justified.



■ “Four older white women” threw a lime at Solange Knowels while attending a Kraftwerk concert in New Orleans with her 11-year-old son, his friend, and her husband. Knowels believes she was harassed because she’s black.

The women “yell to me from behind, ‘Sit down now.’ I tell them I’m dancing at a concert. They yell, “you need to sit down now.” When she didn’t they heckled her, and wrote an essay about the experience. Read it here.



■ Watch Michael Phelps‘s awkward appearance on Lip Sync Battle mouthing the words to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.” Who approved this?





■ Kanye West, Skrillex, Travis Scott and Kid Cudi are headlining Complexcon 2016:

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Did we leave anything out?