Dr. Luke is asking for $50 million claiming his ongoing legal battle with Kesha has cost him money and hindered him from working with Katy Perry.
According to The Blast, recently filed legal documents show that Dr. Luke is seeking $50 million in damages from Kesha after she allegedly defamed him with sexual assault allegations. The claims were later thrown out by an NY city judge.
The famed producer produced a breakdown of what he believes he would have made in the future, which he claims would have been over a 10-year period had Kesha not accused him of sexual assault. He said he would have made $29.9 million in producer and publishing royalties, $8.7 million from co-writing tracks with songwriters on his label, and $10.2 million for work that would have been done on Katy Perry’s 4th, 5th and 6th albums. However, that is all gone due to his tarnished reputation.
Kesha then fired back with a court filing of her own, pointing out that Dr. Luke’s figures are based on his past hits and ability to work with A-list stars, which she doubts he would have been able to maintain regardless of her allegations.
The current battle between the two is still ongoing.
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