In legal docs obtained by The Blast, the producer is now claiming a whopping $50 million in damages from the singer who accused him of abuse.
Dr. Luke says he would have made $29.9 million in royalties and $8.7 million from co-writing fees if Kesha hadn’t made her claims.
Um, is that legally Kesha’s fault though? Katy easily could have made her own decision after listening to someone else’s story, right? Like, say, Kelly Clarkson, who says she willingly left millions of dollars on the table just to avoid him?
Kesha herself filed a similar legal response; she argued those inflated numbers are based on his past years of hits with top performers, whom she says he should not have expected to be able to get.
We’ll just have to see how the court rules.
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