The long legal battle between Dr. Luke and Kesha’s mother is over.
Producer Dr. Luke has dropped his defamation lawsuit against Pebe Sebert, which stemmed from Sebert’s claim that the producer had raped “Tik Tok” singer Kesha, according to court papers obtained by TheWrap.
The court papers note that the suit has been dismissed with prejudice, meaning it cannot be filed again.
The Stipulation of Dismissal also noted that neither party will be awarded attorneys’ fees or court costs.
In a joint statement obtained by TheWrap on Friday, Sebert acknowledges that she “has no firsthand knowledge” of the night when the alleged rape occurred.
“Dr. Luke vigorously disputes and denies that he ever raped Kesha Sebert, and he is asserting claims of defamation in a New York court against Kesha Sebert for making statements to the contrary, which statements Dr. Luke adamantly maintains are false,” the statement reads. “Pebe admits she has no firsthand personal knowledge of the events occurring on the night of the alleged rape. Pebe was not present that night. At that time, Pebe was in Nashville, and Kesha was in Los Angeles. The dispute between Kesha and Dr. Luke about the events of that night is the subject of the New York case, and will be decided in that case. Accordingly, all parties believe it is appropriate to dismiss this Tennessee case and focus their attention on the New York case.”
Dr. Luke — real name: Lukasz Gottwald — initially sued Sebert in 2014, alleging that she and Kesha of orchestrating “a campaign of publishing false and shocking accusations against Gottwald” in an effort to get Kesha out of her contracts.
Gottwald sued Pebert again in 2016, alleging that she was continuing to smear him as a rapist.
Sebert filed a countersuit against the producer, which was dropped in April 2016.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.