It looks like Sony Music has made a decision to end its relationship with Dr. Luke. According to The Wrap, music industry insiders are saying that the label wants to end its working relationship with the producer--a year before his contract is up-- due to Kesha's allegations that he sexually assaulted her.
Kesha is signed to Luke's Kemosabe Records (an imprint at Sony). She brought suit against him and Sony in 2014 and asked to be released from her contract over assertions that he sexually assaulted her. New York State Supreme Court refused, citing a lack of evidence, but the decision has fueled the #FreeKesha movement and sparked backlash from many, including artists like Kelly Clarkson.
"There is no contest. Kesha has no case in regards to her contract but they can’t afford the Adeles of the world out in the streets calling the label unsupportive,” a source tells The Wrap. Apparently, Sony is tired of the bad publicity and wants to put the matter to rest. “The fact that this hasn’t already been taken care of is confusing, especially for people in the building."
We'll keep you posted as this story breaks.