Kesha dismisses sexual abuse case against Dr. Luke in California

Similar suit still in play in New York
Posted at 5:07 PM, Aug 01, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kesha has dismissed a California lawsuit alleging hit-making producer Dr. Luke sexually abused her, but a similar case will remain in play in New York.

Lawyers for the "Tik Tok" singer filed to dismiss the suit Monday in Los Angeles. Her attorney Daniel Petrocelli says the dismissal was filed so she can focus her legal efforts in New York, where she has also sued the producer alleging he raped her and frequently ridiculed her.

Dr. Luke has denied her allegations and accused Kesha of making them to try to obtain a better recording deal.

Petrocelli says Kesha has delivered 28 new songs to Dr. Luke's record label and hopes new singles and albums will be released soon.

Kesha first sued Dr. Luke in October 2014, accusing him of drugging and raping her.