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Judge Dismisses Kesha's Lawsuit: "Every Rape Is Not A Gender-Motivated Hate Crime"

NY judge rejects claim that Kesha is a slave to producer Dr. Luke.

Kesha has lost her battle against Sony Music. Today, a New York State judge rejected her claims that she's stuck in a recording contract with producer Dr. Luke.

TMZ shares that Kesha tried to get an emergency order that would get her out of her label deal after allegations that Dr. Luke sexually assaulted her and was causing harm to her career. The judge rejected the notion that Kesha's relationship to Luke is "slavery" as well as the singer's claims that the alleged assault is a hate crime against women. "Although [Luke's] alleged actions were directed to Kesha, who is female, [her claims] do no allege that [Luke] harbored animus toward women or was motivated by gender animus when he allegedly behaved violently toward Kesha," ruled the judge.
The judge--who is a woman--also noted, "Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime." 

Luke has maintained his innocence. Just days ago, Kesha stated that he and his team have pressured her to recant all allegations as a way to end her deal. 

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