Kesha Ordered to Release Her Medical Records in Dr. Luke Case
Kesha has been ordered to release her medical records in the Dr. Luke case as part of the ongoing legal battle with her former producer. The “True Colors” singer accused the producer (real name Lukasz Gottwald) of raping her back in 2014 and her lawyers are asserting that he is denying Kesha permission to keep the records private.
The court requested that the singer released almost 1,000 pages of medical records according to BuzzFeed.
She dropped her lawsuit in California against Gottwald this past August, but the two are still locked in a legal battle in New York City. Gottwald filed a suit against his former protege and accused her of lying about being raped to break her recording contract.
In a statement reported by Billboard, the courts said, “Rather than stipulate that Ms. Sebert’s medical records will remain confidential and free from public and media scrutiny, Gottwald’s version of the protective order would allow him to challenge the confidentiality of whatever record he so chooses.”
It further said, “Because Kesha made public accusations and in the case that she was allegedly harmed by Dr. Luke, the court ordered her to produce her medical records. Now, Kesha wants to hide her records, while continuing to make self-serving, selective and misleading statements to hurt my clients publicly. Our position is that the Court - and not Kesha’s lawyers - should decide whether or not Kesha’s medical information remains confidential given her public disclosures.”
The results of Kesha’s motion will be decided on Oct. 26 and her lawyers said that the purpose of releasing her medical records would be to “embarrass, humiliate, and discourage her.”