Producer Dr. Luke Requests From Court to Reveal Kesha's Private Medical Records
May 13, 2016 10:34 AM EDT
Music producer Dr. Luke is taking another move on the ongoing legal battle between himand collaborating singer, Kesha, who sued her over alleged drugging and sexual abuse. The hitmaker seeks a request from New York court judge, to order the pop singer to show her private medical records.
Lukasz Gottwald, known for his name as Dr.Luke in the music industry, filed a motion May 10, which will allow him to see Kesha's medical records, Jezebel reported.His defense lawyer asserted that the plaintiff "'unambiguously waived' any therapist-patient privilege when she tried to break her recording contract citing 'physical, emotional and sexual trauma inflicted by Mr. Gottwald."
However, on Kesha's legal defense, it said that revealing the medical records,"cause irreparable future harm to sexual assault victims seeking medical treatment and that patient/doctor or patient/therapist confidentiality agreements are in place to guard "a person's innermost thoughts and feelings," her legal team stated.
With the latest new court filings, the court judge will shortly deliver its ruling. Recently, the singer suffered defeat after her bid to end her contract with Dr. Luke's music recordlabel, Kemosabe Records, which is under Sony Music was denied by a judge, Music News reported. Kesha and her mother, Pebe Sebert, are still keeping up the fight in the court followingthe producer's countersuit against them.
Gottwald still denied all the allegations and accuses the two of making up lies in order for the singer to break free from her recording contract with the label. On the court trial, the singer claimed keeping her contract with Sony means she needs to continue on working with her alleged rapist. However, Gottwald and Sony denied her allegations that they keeping her, and insisted, she is free to record with anyone.
Following Gottwald's court filing, Kesha challenged the court stating if her private medical records were revealed, the records of private therapy sessions of other victims of sexual assaults could also be revealed, Page Six cited.
Currently, the U.S. government allows the release of protected health information by HIPAA-covered health care providers in the case of a court order. The Manhattan judge presiding over Dr. Luke and Kesha's legal battle has yet to rule.