After a long and heartbreaking legal battle, Kesha has decided to drop her lawsuit against Dr. Luke. Daniel Petrocelli, a member of the singer’s legal team, told Us Weekly in a statement on Monday that Kesha put an end to the ordeal in order to focus on releasing new music. “Kesha has dismissed her California action without prejudice while she pursues her appeal and other legal claims in the New York courts,” Daniel explained. “Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label. We have conveyed to Sony Music and the label Kesha’s strong desire to release the single and an album as soon as possible.” Kesha spoke out about her decision on Monday, tweeting that her “fight continues,” while Dr. Luke’s attorney, Christine Lepera, claimed that the lawsuit was dropped because the singer “has no chance of winning.”
Kesha first filed a lawsuit against the music producer in October 2015, alleging that he’d emotionally and sexually abused her and manipulated her career. Numerous celebrities, including Lady Gaga, came forward to support Kesha in the wake of the shocking news. However, in April 2016, a judge threw out her claims, saying she was being “unreasonable.” Despite the singer’s dramatic year, check out 12 quotes that prove she’s always been a warrior.