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Kesha's Latest Legal Setback!

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Kesha's case against Dr. Luke, AKA Lukasz Gottwald, has been dealt one of the most savage legal blows since it began, certainly since she was denied an injunction last year.

The Timber singer is trying to get out of her contract legally after claiming her former producer raped her. But so far all she's gotten is sued by Gottwald for trying to ruin his name with the allegations.

Kesha previously tried to get out of her contract by describing her alleged rape as a hate crime on the part of Dr. Luke — but that was rebuffed.

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This time, she attempted to amend her countersuit against the producer, trying two new tactics to argue her case.

In the first, she argued recording artists should have a legal backdoor available to them, like divorce for married couples. Her argument went:

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Dr. Luke Is Now Coming After The Kesha Fan Who Organized Last Year's #FreeKesha Protests

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The ongoing court drama going down between Dr. Luke and Kesha just took a very interesting turn.

On Friday, court documents were released that show how Dr. Luke — the writer/producer born as Lukasz Gottwald — has moved to subpoena Michael Eisele in regards to the ongoing, dueling lawsuits between the music makers.

Related: Dr. Luke Says Kesha Owes Him $1.3 Million!

And if you don't know the name Michael Eisele, well, perhaps you know of the @KeshaToday Twitter account, which Eisele runs and used in an instrumental way for last year's #FreeKesha protests on social media.

Now, Dr. Luke's subpoena is suspicious that Eisele's #FreeKesha work was "closely coordinated" with Kesha herself, the end issue being that

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Dr. Luke Responds To Kesha's 'Out Of Context' Emails With Documents Of His Own — Where He Looks A Lot Less Villainous!

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This isn't even close to being over…

In the latest news from Kesha and Dr. Luke's FX miniseries-worthy legal battle, the music producer's team filed documents in response to the emails released by Kesha's team last week.

These documents include email chains between the producer (aka Lukasz Gottwald), Kesha's managers, and her assistant.

And unlike the "out of context" emails the Tik Tok singer's team leaked last week, the fuller picture doesn't always paint the Kemosabe Records founder as the bad guy.

Related: Dr. Luke Says Kesha Still Owes Him $1.3 Million!

The emails, which range in date from 2010 to 2016, show discussions about Kesha's diet and appearance between her manager Monica Cornia and her assistant Tessa Schonder — in which the two note they should keep "junk food" away from the singer.

This shifts some of the blame off Luke, who in last week's documents was painted as the only one who spoke about her weight.

Kesha's emails also hinted at a dispute over her song lyrics for Crazy Kids, in which her manager alleged that Luke told the performer:

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Dr. Luke Says Kesha Still Owes Him Money — $1.3 Million To Be Exact!

The drama is far from over.

This situation only gets messier and messier.

As we previously reported, Kesha and Dr. Luke AKA Lukasz Gottwald went head-to-head with new court documents in the music producer's defamation lawsuit against the songstress.

Most recently, the Tik Tok artist claimed he wasn't allowing her to release new music despite handing over twenty new songs!

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In response, Luke has decided to claim to a New York judge that Kesha has actually failed to pay him over a million dollars in royalties. On Monday, his legal team, Christine Lepera and Jeffrey Movit, presented more details of their contract:

"Plaintiffs have paid Kesha her royalties for all relevant accounting periods, while Kesha baselessly refuses to pay Plaintiffs the much larger sums she owes them. In December 2016 alone, Defendant received payments under her contracts with Plaintiffs in excess of $650,000. In sharp contrast, Defendant admits that she owes Plaintiff KMI over $1.3 million in ancillary royalties that she has failed to pay."

While the 29-year-old isn't making new music, she did agree to pay his company, Kasz Money, 10 percent of her net receipts anytime someone uses her name or likeness. She also has to pay him "the greater of 10 percent of her net tour receipts or 5 percent of adjusted gross tour receipts".

And if you count her Coachella appearance last year, the singer apparently has yet to do so.

Luke's team also claims he has in no way interfered with Kesha recording new music:

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Kesha & Dr. Luke Go Head-To-Head In New Court Documents With Lady GaGa Caught In The Middle!

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Dr. Luke is going after Kesha!

The legal drama between Kesha and Dr. Luke AKA Lukasz Gottwald is far from over!!

In fact, the music producer has added a defamation claim in his lawsuit against the songstress on Monday over a text message she sent to Lady GaGa. As we previously reported, the message was added into evidence for the case earlier this month.

According to court docs, the text was sent to the Million Reasons singer on February 26, 2016, and Luke's legal team alleges it was part of a "malicious campaign to destroy Gottwald's reputation and career."

Yikes!

Related: Kesha Cries Discussing Her Legal Drama!

While the contents of the text have been sealed by a judge, the 43-year-old claims the Tik Tok artist

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Lady GaGa & Katy Perry Have Reportedly Been Dragged Into Kesha's Ongoing Legal Feud With Dr. Luke

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Uh oh.

It looks like Lady GaGa and Katy Perry have officially been dragged into Kesha's ongoing legal battle with music producer Dr. Luke (whose real named is Lukasz Gottwald). How exactly?

Related: Kesha Announces 'Break From The Screens' In The New Year

Well, according to DailyMail.com, a text message between the Tik Tok artist and the Million Reasons singer from

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Kesha Recalls Being Verbally Abused & Body Shamed By Dr. Luke In New Interview: 'I Tried To And Almost Killed Myself'

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Kesha speaks out!

UPDATE 7:06 PM EST: Dr. Luke's attorney Christine Lepera released the following statement in response to the article:

"The New York Times Magazine profile piece that ran today unfortunately has many inaccuracies. This article is part of a continuing coordinated press campaign by Kesha to mislead the public, mischaracterize what has transpired over the last two years, and gain unwarranted sympathy. Kesha filed a shock and awe complaint of alleged abuse against Luke Gottwald in 2014 — for contract negotiation leverage. It backfired. She never intended to prove her claims. She has voluntarily withdrawn her California complaint, after having her counterclaims in New York for alleged abuse dismissed. Nevertheless, she continues to maliciously level false accusations in the press to attack our client. The reality is that for well over two years, Kesha chose—and it was entirely her choice—not to provide her label with any music. Kesha was always free to move forward with her music, and an album could have been released long ago had she done so. She exiled herself. It was not until months after the denial of her injunction motion – for the first time in June and July 2016–that Kesha started to provide the label with music. She provided 22 recordings created without any label consultation which were not in compliance with her contract, were in various stages of development, and which Kesha's own team acknowledged needed work. Then, and for the last several months, the label has been in discussions with Kesha and her team to choose the best music, create additional music, and work on the tracks created. A&R representatives of both Kemosabe and RCA have provided Kesha with detailed feedback in writing and in person on the tracks she provided to help her further develop the material. Kesha has also agreed with Kemosabe and RCA on a list of producers who will work with her on these tracks, a studio has been reserved for these sessions, and a budget for certain work provided. The creation of an album is a process, however what has clearly been communicated is that the aim is for a release date as early as possible. It is in the economic best interest of the label and Mr. Gottwald to put out a top selling album, and that takes time. In fact, the label suggested an early release of an advance Kesha track. It was Kesha's team who rejected this proposal.Kesha's claim in the article that she has no ability to earn money outside of touring is completely rebutted by well documented public court records which apparently escaped the article's attention."

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Amid her legal battle against Dr. Luke, Kesha is opening up about the alleged verbal abuse she says led her to checking herself into rehab for an eating disorder in 2014.

In a new interview with The New York Times, the songstress candidly shared how the body shaming affected her:

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