Sony claims they cannot interfere.
Sony to Kesha: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
With each passing day, Kesha amounts more support from her famous friends. She was pictured with Lady Gaga on the same day Adele voiced support during her acceptance speech at the Brit awards. There’s reports claiming Sony will most likely settle with Kesha and distance itself from imprint label Kemosabe Records which Dr. Luke oversees, but according to a report from the New York Times, they’re powerless.
“Sony has made it possible for Kesha to record without any connection, involvement or interaction with Luke whatsoever,” said Scott A. Edelman, an attorney for the company. “But Sony is not in a position to terminate the contractual relationship between Luke and Kesha.”
“Sony is doing everything it can to support the artist in these circumstances, but is legally unable to terminate the contract to which it is not a party.” The Times clarifies Kesha’s recording contract with Luke is “through a separate deal with his production company, Kasz Money Inc.”
Kesha published a statement on Wednesday claiming she “would be willing to work with Sony if they do the right thing and break all ties that bind me to my abuser. But at this point, this issue is bigger than just about me.”
This isn’t something Kesha is willing to compromise on.