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Judge throws out Kesha's case against Dr. Luke

A New York state judge threw out Kesha's case to be freed from her contract with Sony and her producer, Dr. Luke, who she claims drugged and raped her, on Wednesday, dismissing a handful of the pop star's claims against the producer due to lack of jurisdiction and physical evidence. The suit's dismissal comes after the same judge denied Kesha a preliminary injunction against Dr. Luke in February.

New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich ruled that Kesha's allegations that Dr. Luke sexually assaulted her and inflicted emotional abuse did not amount to a hate crime, as the singer alleged. "Although [Dr. Luke's] alleged actions were directed to Kesha, who is female [...] Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime," Kornreich said in the ruling.

The news comes days after Kesha claimed that Sony promised to release her from her contract if she were to publicly recant her rape allegations against Dr. Luke. Dr. Luke has denied all the allegations against him, and claims that Kesha's contract allows her to record with other producers.