#FreeKesha?

Dr. Luke moves to subpoena Kesha fan in ongoing legal battle

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Producer Lukasz Gottwald, also known as “Dr. Luke,” is trying to subpoena a fan of Kesha in his ongoing legal battle with the pop star.

According to Billboard, Dr. Luke and his lawyers seek to question Michael Eisele, who runs the @KeshaToday Twitter account. Court papers allege that Eisele “closely coordinated” with Kesha to “spread defamatory statements and tarnish Plaintiff’s reputation.”

The “defamatory statements” in question concern Kesha’s much-publicized allegations that Dr. Luke sexually and verbally abused her. In 2014, Kesha sued the producer, seeking to void all contracts between them — contracts that prohibited her from recording new music with other labels. In February of last year, a New York Court denied Kesha’s injunction against Dr. Luke.

While the case was ongoing, fans of the pop star launched the so-called #FreeKesha campaign. They protested outside the New York courthouse where the case was heard, and established a petition to void the business relationship between Kesha and Dr. Luke. Now, court papers allege that Kesha assisted “Mr. Eisele in creating bogus Internet ‘petitions’ and engaging in other tactics to pressure Sony Music Entertainment to terminate its business with Plaintiffs.”

Eisele, the document maintains, “has information that is material and necessary to the prosecution of this action.”

Read more at Billboard.

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