UPDATE: Attorneys for Kesha and Dr. Luke this week to discuss whether they feel New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich should be dismissed after it was discovered her husband, a lawyer named Ed Kornreich who is a partner at Proskauer Rose, the firm that represents Sony/RCA as a client.
A court representative for Judge Korneich told E! News when the news broke, “Where an employee’s spouse or children are employed, judicial or non-judicial, is not something we are involved in. If counsel for either party has concerns, they can take it up in the proper venue.”
According to E!, both sides said they feel that the Judge Kornreich should not be recused.
EARLIER // AUGUST 24:
A disturbing new detail emerges in Kesha’s sexual abuse lawsuit.
Not so fast, Kesha. A week after the pop star dropped her sexual abuse claims against Dr. Luke in the New York City-based lawsuit, new details have come to light that could help the pop star’s case.
The judge who tossed out Kesha’s case against Luke back in April, New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich, is the centerpiece in a new scandal after it was discovered she is married to a lawyer named Ed Kornreich, a partner at Proskauer Rose, the firm that represents Sony/RCA as a client.
That is a monumental conflict of interest.
Hours before the report surfaced on Wednesday (August 24), Kesha wrote a note to fans on Instagram about her impending freedom:
“No one can ever truly own you because to own you would mean that someone else owns your happiness,” she said. “And no other person can take that from you. Your happiness is the best revenge. Stay happy in the midst of hell. Or. At least try. And know that you are not alone.”
Last week, the singer wrote another touching message. She previously expressed her will to move forward, and putting the lawsuit behind her could be the best immediate solution. She can’t do this alone.
“life is so beautiful and weird and heartbreaking and all of the emotions,” Kesha wrote in a post on Instagram. “The thing I have learned is that we are not meant to go through this life alone. The most important thing is the people you love. I don’t know if I could have made it through these past couple years without my animals. You all are so important to me and I’m so grateful for your love and support. Thank you ❤️ and I hope ur loving this tour as much as we are. You guys have literally brought me back to life!!