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Dr. Luke (September 26th 1973) Dr. Luke is a producer who worked on Kelly Clarkson's 'Since U Been Gone' with Max Martin. Dr. Luke: Net worth Dr. Luke has a net worth of $100 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2015).
Musical Career: Dr. Luke was part of the Saturday Night Live Band as a guitarist from 1997 to 2007. During that time he worked on commercials and produced tracks for artists such as Mos Def, Black Star, KRS-One and Zack de la Rocha. Among his production credits are Kelly Clarkson's 'Since U Been Gone' with Max Martin, Pink's 'U + Ur Hand', Avril Lavigne's 'Girlfriend', the Sugababes' 'About You Now', Katy Perry's 'I Kissed a Girl', Miley Cyrus' 'Party in the U.S.A.', Britney Spears' 'Circus' and Jessie J's 'Price Tag'. He also did extensive work with Kesha on her second album 'Warrior'. In 2010, he won 10 ASCAP Pop Music Awards for songwriting and producing. That year he was also nominated at the Grammys.
Personal Life: Gottwald was born in Rhode Island but lived in New York City for a long time. He identifies as Jewish. He learned guitar at the age of 13. He was embroiled in a lot of conflict regarding his work with Kesha in 2013. He was accused of taking too much control over her work and instigating her struggle with bulimia nervosa. She later filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault and harassment, after which he filed a countersuit for defamation.
She submits 28 new songs to Kemosabe.
It seems that litigation between Kesha and Dr. Luke has come to a shocking end as the singer decides to drop all charges of sexual assault in a bid to get her career back on track. In fact, she's passed on a whole bunch of new songs to Luke's Sony label.
Kesha drops charges against Dr Luke
Kesha filed the move to dismiss her allegations yesterday (August 1st 2016) and submitted a total of 28 songs to Dr. Luke's label in a bid to fulfill her contract as soon as possible so that she still might have a chance of a successful future.
Continue reading: Kesha Drops Assault Charges Against Dr. Luke In Bid To Save Career
The singer was due to perform a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’ at the ceremony on Sunday.
Singer Kesha has spoken out after her performance at this year’s Billboard Music Awards was cancelled when Dr Luke’s record label Kemosabe Records withdrew their support. Kesha was due to perform a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’ at the ceremony on May 22nd, but it had been previously reported that the performance would include ‘direct references to her ongoing legal battle with Dr Luke’.
Kesha will no longer be performing at the Billboard Music Awards.
On Instagram Kesha wrote: "I was very excited to perform a tribute to Bob Dylan by singing a cover of "It ain't me, babe" at the Billboard awards this year. I'm very sad and sorry to say I won't be allowed to do this.”
The singer says she has decided to 'take back her life', after battling depression and eating disorders.
Kesha has hit back at body-shamers on Instagram after she posted a series of topless pictures and was met by negative comments from other users. The singer responded to those who had left the negative comments on her posts by declaring that she had decided to take her life back and reminding them that body shaming ‘makes you look like a dickhead’.
Kesha has hit back at body shamers on Instagram.
On Sunday (May 15th) Kesha shared a series of what appeared to be topless pictures on the social media site. But after receiving negative comments from some users the 29-year-old decided to post an uplifting, positive message.
Continue reading: Kesha Hits Back At Body-Shamers On Instagram
Kesha supporters are pushing for a boycott.
Jennifer Lopez has found herself losing a lot of support from her fanbase in the wake of her newest single 'I Ain't Your Mama' for the simple fact that it has been produced by Dr. Luke, who is currently amid legal proceedings after he was accused of sexual abuse by Kesha.
Jennifer Lopez causes controversy by working with Dr. Luke
While Dr. Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald has denied all allegations and no concrete evidence has yet been presented against him in court, Kesha still maintains her story and, indeed, so have many of her fans - several of which are celebrity supporters including Lena Dunham, Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato. But a lot of Kesha supporters out there are also J.Lo fans, and they have found themselves conflicted by the news that Lopez has hit the studio with the controversial Gottwald especially in light of what the song is actually about.
Kesha has claimed she was offered her freedom if she agreed to lie and publicly apologise.
Producer Dr Luke has responded to claims made by Kesha over the weekend that she was ‘offered her freedom’ if she lied and said she ‘never got raped’. Kesha made the claims in an Instagram post on Sunday, that most likely referred to her contract with Dr Luke, which is currently the subject of an ongoing legal battle.
Kesha has claimed she was offered her freedom in return for lying.
The post on Kesha’s Instagram page read: “So. I got offered my freedom IF i were to lie. I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS behind closed doors. I will not take back the TRUTH."
The singer’s lawyers have likened her contract to ‘slavey’.
Kesha has filed an appeal against the New York Supreme Court ruling last month, that dismissed her request for a preliminary injunction, that would allow her to record music outside of working with producer Dr Luke (real name Lukasz Gottwald). The singer has previously accused her longtime collaborator of drugging and raping her. Luke has also countersued for breach of contract and defamation, while denying the allegations.
Kesha has filled an appeal over last month’s court ruling in her case against Dr. Luke.
The documents, filled by Kesha’s legal team and obtained by People read: "The court erred in basing its decision on its finding that Kesha could record without interference from Gottwald.” They go on to compare Kesha’s contract with the producer to slavery.
Continue reading: Kesha Files Appeal Against Dr Luke Court Ruling
She says a longer statement will be released in due course.
Since the verdict over Kesha's requested preliminary injunction against Dr. Luke went against the singer on Friday, it's been a heartbreaking time for her supporters. And with so much intense support came Dr. Luke's own statement of denial via Twitter, and now Kesha herself has taken to social media to acknowledge her fans.
Kesha cries over fan support
Kesha looked positively devastated in photos released from the New York Supreme Court when she was told by the judge that, essentially, she would not be freed from her contract with Sony despite her claims that producer Dr. Luke 'sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abused' her. But since then, she's received an overwhelming influx of positive messages from fans and peers alike, with fellow popstar Taylor Swift even donating $250,000 towards her legal fees.
Continue reading: Kesha Thanks Fans For Support With Heartfelt Social Media Post
He defends himself against Kesha supporters following Friday's ruling.
Dr. Luke has finally spoken out about his ongoing legal battle with Kesha, who's desperate to be released from her Kemosabe Records contract after alleging that the producer sexually and emotionally abused her. In a public statement, Dr. Luke once again denies the allegations and explains his side of the story.
Dr. Luke denies all allegations made by Kesha
The furore over Kesha's denial of a preliminary injunction from the New York Supreme Court judge has been so intense, that Dr. Luke - real name Lukasz Gottwald - has been driven to finally break his silence on the issue. No doubt he's been receiving a flurry of threats and abusive comments from Kesha's supporters recently, as the world remains divided over whether or not the incident of Luke apparently raping Kesha took place or not.
The Fun. guitarist and the DJ have reached out to Kesha over social media and offered to help her record new music.
After Kesha lost the latest round of her legal battle to free herself from her contract with producer Dr Luke, a number of artists have been showing their support for the singer on social media. Now Jack Antonoff, guitarist for The Fun. and DJ Zedd have both reached out to Kesha and offered to help her record new music.
Jack Antonoff And Zedd have offered to help Kesha make new music.
On twitter Antonoff wrote: ‘Hey @kesharose -- don't know what the legal specifics are, but if you want to make something together & then leak it for everyone I'm around. Or just make something and wait on it till that creep can't block you anymore. Standing offer from me and everyone I work with.’
Continue reading: Jack Antonoff And Zedd Offer To Produce And Leak New Music For Kesha
A judge denied Kesha’s request for a preliminary injunction that would allow her to release music away from producer Dr Luke.
Artists including Lady GaGa, Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande, are uniting in support for Kesha after the latest setback in her ongoing legal battle with producer Dr. Luke. On Friday Kesha was was denied her request for a preliminary injunction that would allow her to release music without producer Dr Luke, who she has previously accused of sexual assault and emotional abuse.
Celebrities have been offering support for Kesha following her latest legal setback.
Kesha first filled suit against Dr Luke in 2014, claiming the producer had sexually assaulted her and accusing him of sexual harassment, gender violence, civil harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Kesha also claimed that on occasions Dr Luke had ‘drugged’ her.
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