Los Angeles Judge Rules To Put Kesha Case Against Dr. Luke On Hold

Dr. Luke gets a win with hold in Kesha lawsuit.

Last December, we reported that producer Dr. Luke was suing Kesha's lawyer Mark Geragos for defamation following a string of tweets implying the producer had raped Lady Gaga. The tweets appears following Lady Gaga's appearance on The Howard Stern show where the singer claimed she had been sexually assaulted by a man 20 years older than her. Geragos, then tweeted "Guess who the rapists [sic] was?" When someone tweeted "Lukasz" at him, Geragos responded, "#bingo." The tweets were since deleted and the claim denied by both by Gaga and Luke's camps.

As a result, a Los Angeles judge has ruled to put Kesha's lawsuit on hold for now. While the singer asked for her contract with the producer's label Kemosabe to be voided, the contract explicitly stipulates disputes would be handled in New York. Her lawyer attempted to keep the case in L.A. by arguing that California's sexual abuse laws now included an anti-waiver clause. However, the judge explained that because Kesha's contract was not signed this year that it did not apply according to The Hollywood Reporter. Therefore, look for this case to continue on the East Coast when it resumes. 

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