Kesha's Mother Withdraws Counterclaims Against Dr. Luke; Says She's Moving On
May 11, 2016 08:45 AM EDT
After dropping her countersuit against producer Dr. Luke, who allegedly assaulted her daughter, Kesha, Pebe Sebert says she will move on. Kesha's mother's case came following the ongoing legal battle of the pop singer against her producer whom she claimed drugged and sexually assaulted her.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Pebe Sebert, 60, the mother of the 29-year old singer, Kesha, is "moving on" from her legal dispute against the famous producer. Alex Little, Sebert's defense lawyer released a statement on behalf of her client regarding Sebert's decision.
"The litigation with Dr. Luke has been a nightmare for Mrs. Sebert and her family. She has decided to move on and find peace and forgiveness in her heart rather than dwelling in the cancerous past of an ongoing lawsuit with no end in sight," Little stated.
The countersuit was filed by the singer-songwriter mom after Luke sued her and Kesha for defamation in Tennessee, following their claims of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, Vulture reported. Sebert's counterclaim accuses him of inflicting intentional and negligent emotional distress based on Kesha's alleged abuse.
In April, Sebert decided to withdraw the lawsuit, following the removal of lawyer Mark Gerago's on her daughter's case. The countersuit was dropped after a New York judge dismissed Dr. Luke's claims against Sebert in the state in February. The Pitchfork reported that the defense lawyer for Dr. Luke, Christine Lepera, stated that they will continue their lawsuit case against the mother and daughter.
In March, a New York Supreme Court tossed out Kesha's claims against Lukasz Gottwald or also known as Dr. Luke and Sony, in which the pop singer accused the producer of both drugging and sexually assaulting her and requested that the label release her from her current contract. Kesha also as well claims, Dr. Luke is endangering her livelihood and career.
Before her case was completely thrown out, the singer saw an outpouring of support, with Sebert confirming that Taylor Swift had donated $250,000 to her ailing daughter. Dr. Luke continuously denied the allegations as he believes Kesha went on damaging his reputation in order to break free from her music recording contract.
A preliminary injunction in the legal battle will soon reach a New York appellate court while Gottwald's legal team plans to depose both Kesha and Sebert in June. Now that Kesha's mother dropped her case, Lepera said that Sebert is acknowledging that her claims are unfounded.