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hollywoodreporter.com
Sony Music Cuts Ties With Producer Dr. Luke Amid Kesha War
He's no longer the CEO of Kemosabe Records and the company asserts he no longer has authority to act on its behalf.

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Now, Dr. Luke’s relationship with Sony has apparently crumbled. He’s no longer the CEO of Kemosabe Records and the company asserts he no longer has authority to act on its behalf. A page devoted to Dr. Luke on Sony Music’s website has also been taken down.

Attorneys for Dr. Luke and Sony declined to comment. Kesha’s reps were unavailable for comment.

Although this may be seen in some respects as a victory for the “Free Kesha” movement, there are two potential problems for Kesha. First, in her own court papers, she previously cited reports that Sony’s deal with Dr. Luke was imminently about to end and warned the judge that she’d no longer have Sony as a go-between, making her situation worse. Second, Dr. Luke’s defamation claims against her are still pending, and in advance of the trial, his attorneys have been collecting evidence about how his career has suffered as a result of her rape allegations. Certainly, the culmination of Dr. Luke’s deal with Sony will be spotlighted as the case moves forward.

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