Let Down: Sony Music Say This Is How They’re Supporting Kesha

Sony Music insist they are “doing everything they can” to support Kesha but are not in a position to intervene in her contract with Dr. Luke.

Sony Music have publicly commented on Kesha’s plight for justice against claims of ongoing workplace sexual assault, basically saying that they “are doing everything the can” to support the singer – without actually fixing the situation or intervening.

In our eyes, it seems their latest comments via the New York Times are focused more on distancing their brand from a PR perspective – and less about addressing the seriousness of their part in the allegations.

In their recent comments to the New York Times, lawyers for the record label stressed that they are doing their best to help Kesha continue to produce profits for them and Dr. Luke’s business without having to go into the studio with the producer. WOW – this has to be a new low – right?

Scott Edelman, who represents the major label, told the famed US newspaper:

“Sony has made it possible for Kesha to record without any connection, involvement or interaction with Luke whatsoever, but Sony is not in a position to terminate the contractual relationship between Luke and Kesha.

Sony is doing everything it can to support the artist in these circumstances, but is legally unable to terminate the contract to which it is not a party.”

At this point it looks like Sony are not willing to get involved and are merely speaking out in support of Kesha to protect their own agreements between their RCA/Jive subsidiary and Dr Luke’s Kasz Money business.

The record label are also yet to comment on Kesha’s claims that they pressured her to continue working with Dr. Luke’s business despite her telling them that he’d been sexually assaulting her since she was 18-year-old.

Kesha first filed a civil lawsuit against her former manager and producer Dr. Luke in 2014, claiming she was mentally, physically and sexually abused by Dr. Luke for years (excerpt below via Music Feeds).

Kesha Dr Luke Sexual Assult Claim

Dr. Luke – whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald – has vehemently denied the accusations and took to social media this this week to call for an end to his trial by Twitter.

In a series of tweets, he posted:

“I didn’t rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her. Kesha and I were friends for many years and she was like my little sister. Until now I haven’t commented on the lawsuits, which should be resolved in court not here on Twitter.”

“It’s a shame that there’s so much speculation out there basing itself on so little information. The only truly objective person who knows the facts is the judge. The judge did not rule in Kesha’s favor on Friday

Other tweets protest his innocence, which he believes should be tried in a court of law and not via knee-jerk reactions: