Judge dismisses Kesha's sexual assault claim against Dr. Luke

Also claims 'every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime'

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A New York judge has ruled against Kesha's wish to break free from her recording contract with Sony Music; rejecting her attempts to disassociate herself from producer Dr. Luke following her claims of sexual abuse.

Kesha recently claimed she was offered 'freedom' if she agreed to lie and retract her accusations of assault; something Dr. Luke denies. Now, though, Judge Shirley Kornreich claims there are 'no facts' to support Kesha's case and quite controversially ruled that 'every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime.'

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Quite a claim.

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According to the Associated Press, Judge Shirley Kornreich wrote: "There are no facts to support Gottwald's animus toward women. Gottwald is alleged to have made offensive remarks about Kesha's weight, appearance, and talent, not about women in general. Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime.

"Her claims of insults about her value as an artist, her looks, and her weight are insufficient to constitute 'extreme, outrageous conduct intolerable in civil society,'" which is the law's definition of emotional abuse.

Responding to Kesha's latest claims she was asked to lie, Dr. Luke's lawyers insisted: "Kesha's Instagram posting is false. The Court repeatedly stated Kesha is already free to record without Dr. Luke, and that she had not presented any facts supporting her claims. That's because all the evidence - including Kesha's own videotaped sworn testimony - show her allegations are false.

"The only thing Kesha is not free to do is to continue to lie about Dr. Luke through publicity stunts and outrageous smears, ignoring the fact that by her own free will she went to work and entered new contracts with Dr. Luke years after this "incident" supposedly happened."

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