Kesha's journey to free herself from the grip of producer Dr. Luke takes a curious turn this week.
Kesha decided to split from Mark Geragos, the lawyer who has represented her throughout her entire turbulent legal battle against Dr. Luke thus far.
Geragos sued Dr. Luke on Kesha's behalf in October 2014. Luke countered with a defamation lawsuit against Geragos after he implied on Twitter that Luke raped Lady Gaga (which she denied). Geragos recently parted ways with Kesha's mom Pebe Sebert as well.
"On April 27, Nashville-based attorneys Alex Little, Susan Neal Dickerson, and Mandy Strickland Floyd filed to represent Kesha in New York, along with Geragos and Daniel Petrocelli, a big-name lawyer who previously won a civil suit against O.J. Simpson. As of May 2, Petrocelli's firm O'Melveny & Myers has taken over from Geragos's firm in representing Kesha in New York and California, online court records show."
Kesha will come face to face with Luke next month for an on-camera deposition. Lawyers representing Dr. Luke will question the pop star about her sexual assault and rape claims against him.
Last month, New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich, who denied Kesha an injunction to record music outside of Sony imprint label Kemosabe Records, dismissed Kesha's counterclaims alleging emotional distress, employment discrimination, and gender-based hate crimes.
Kesha recently revealed she was offered the freedom to record outside of Dr. Luke and his label if she publicly apologized for accusing Luke of raping her. She refused, saying "I got offered my freedom IF i were to lie," she wrote. "I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS behind closed doors. I will not take back the TRUTH. I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again."
Under the watchful eye of Sony, Kesha released a song titled "True Colors" with producer Zedd.
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