By Hayden Wright
Back in October 2014, Kesha sued record producer Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald), claiming that Luke drugged and sexually assaulted her. Due to an adverse ruling in New York, Kesha’s California legal battle was suspended. Now, the singer’s lawyer is hoping he can refile the case, giving Kesha another chance to prove her accusations in court. But it looks like an uphill battle.
California Judge Barbara Scheper has warned Kesha’s attorney that rehashing arguments from the New York trial could be a waste of time. She indicated that new evidence or arguments would be critical to securing a different outcome this time.
“I was going to invite a motion for the court to dismiss this action,” she said in a hearing. “If you just present the same arguments to me, that’s not going to be well taken.”
A follow-up hearing is set for June 15.