Kesha Fights to Keep Dr. Luke From Leaking Her Medical Info

Files request for a protective order
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2016 10:26 AM CDT
Kesha Fights to Keep Dr. Luke From Leaking Her Medical Info
Kesha sings "I Shall Be Released" at the Dylan Fest at Ryman Auditorium on Monday, May 23, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn.   (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP)

As Kesha continues to battle producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald in court, she's now fighting to keep him from leaking information from her medical records, BuzzFeed reports. The legal mess started with Kesha suing Dr. Luke for alleged sexual assault and harassment; she has since dismissed one lawsuit (in California), and in the other (in New York), her sexual abuse claims were dismissed by a judge—but she's still suing to terminate her contract with Dr. Luke's production company without having to pay monetary damages. Dr. Luke's legal team has refused to agree it will keep Kesha's medical records, which include gynecological, psychiatric, and rehabilitation info, private, Rolling Stone reports. Dr. Luke, "who is purported to be worth an excess of $100 million, has made clear his intent to make the litigation as expensive as possible" for Kesha, "who is currently unable to publish music without Gottwald's involvement," say her lawyers.

"[His] strategy in the litigation has been to subject Ms. Sebert to extreme embarrassment and harassment going as far as to raise questions in depositions regarding whether Ms. Sebert is 'sexually aggressive,'" her team continues. But, counters his lawyer, "Because Kesha made public accusations and in the case that she was allegedly harmed by Dr. Luke, the Court ordered her to produce her medical records. Now, Kesha wants to hide her records, while continuing to make self-serving, selective, and misleading statements to hurt my clients publicly." Kesha has requested a protective order from the judge in the case that would keep the files confidential. Dr. Luke's lawyer claims his team "offered to keep the records confidential pending the Court's decision as to them," but that Kesha's legal team "refused that offer" in favor of filing a "misleading motion for more press attacks on my clients." (More Kesha stories.)

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