At this point, we’re all familiar with what has been happening between Kesha and Dr. Luke (if you’re not, read this). Among a cry to arms from fans of Kesha, women in the music industry, and sexual assault victims, we’re finally (hopefully) getting justice.
In an exclusive article published last night on The Wrap, it was announced that Sony is expected to drop Dr. Luke among the accusations. His contract is set to expire next year.
It’s currently unknown how Sony intends to free itself from the relationship, a decision that would fall on CEO Doug Morris and his boss, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton. Any unilateral dissolution of the contract would be a direct breach, so a negotiated exit would be most likely to save face on both sides.
Dr. Luke and his lawyer of course deny the claims, stating that such a threat has never been brought to their attention (not yet, at least).
“This is not true,” the lawyer tells Rolling Stone. “Luke has an excellent relationship with Sony. His representatives are in regular contact with executives at the highest levels at Sony and this has never come up.”
Sony reps declined to comment on the rumors. The only statement they made was this one back in February
Sony issued its own statement in February after Luke’s tweets. “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,” a spokesperson said.
However, since the public has made it very obvious that they will not let this go, maybe Sony has decided to re-think their stance on the issue. As stated above, the easiest way to Sony to deal with this ordeal is to come to an agreement with Dr. Luke in order to terminate the contract early.
The waters are still cloudy, and nothing has been confirmed yet, but here is to hoping Kesha will finally be able to work in a safe environment.