Kesha Reportedly Fears Dr. Luke May Release Her Personal Medical Records
Kesha’s ongoing legal battle with Dr. Luke continues to unfold, as the Warrior singer has expressed fear that the producer and his team may release personal medical records Kesha admitted to the court.
The "Die Young" singer says Dr. Luke’s attorneys could potentially release Kesha’s medical records in an attempt to embarrass her. She reportedly asked a Manhattan judge to seal those files in order to ensure “her most sensitive medical records including gynecological, psychiatric, and rehabilitation records going back more than ten years” stay private, according to Billboard.
“Ms. Sebert now fears that Gottwald will seek to disclose and disseminate her personal medical records in an attempt to embarrass and harass her,” said Kesha’s attorney James Pearl.
He continued, saying the "Tik Tok" Singer "has disclosed highly sensitive personal medical records as part of this litigation, and her position as a world-renowned recording artist in whom there is great public interest renders any potential disclosure of those records potentially harmful to her personal and economic interests."
Kesha claims she asked Dr. Luke (born Lukasz Gottwald) to agree to a protective order regarding her medical records to shield her “private and sensitive information from public and media scrutiny,” but the producer reportedly refused.
Dr. Luke’s team, meanwhile, argues that Kesha gave up her right to privacy by “publicly disclosing details of her alleged medical diagnoses and treatments and putting them at issue in this case, all in an effort to bolster her baseless claims against our clients.”
The producer's attorney Christine Lepara issued a statement, saying, via BuzzFeed, “Because Kesha made public accusations and in the case that she was allegedly harmed by Dr. Luke, the Court ordered her to producer her medical records. Now, Kesha wants to hide her records, while continuing to make self-serving, selective and misleading statements to hurt my clients publicly. Our position is that the Court—and not Kesha’s lawyers— should decide whether Kesha’s medical information remains confidential given her public disclosures.”
But Kesha's lawyers maintain Dr. Luke’s main incentive for potentially releasing her medical records is to embarrass the "Die Young" singer publicly.
“Gottwald, who is purported to be worth an excess of $100 million, has made clear his intent to make the litigation as expensive as possible for the single defendant Ms. Sebert who is currently unable to publish music without Gottwald’s involvement,” Kesha's court papers read. “Gottwald’s strategy in the litigation has been to subject Ms. Sebert to extreme embarrassment and harassment going as far as to raise questions in depositions regarding whether Ms. Sebert is ‘sexually aggressive.’”
The case will head back to court for a hearing on October 26.
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