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Dr. Luke's lawyer responds after Kesha files to keep medical records private
November 26, 2016, 7:12 am
Dr. Luke's lawyer has accused Kesha of making "self-serving, misleading statements" about the producer after the singer filed papers to keep her medical records private.
The 29-year-old singer has been embroiled in legal action against her Kemosabe label boss since 2014, when she accused him of emotional and physical abuse, which he denies.
As part of her legal battle with the producer, real name Lukasz Gottwald, the Tik Tok hitmaker was ordered to turn over medical records pertaining to the alleged abuse after Gottwald requested them in May (16), in a bid to disprove her claims. She now reportedly worries Gottwald will release her gynaecological, psychiatric and rehab records, which date back 10 years, according to the New York Post's Page Six.
However, Dr. Luke's lawyer Christine Lepera insisted the medical records need to be made public in order to set the record straight about her client.
"Because Kesha made public accusations and in the case that she was allegedly harmed by Dr. Luke, the Court ordered her to produce her medical records," she said in a statement.
"Now, Kesha wants to hide her records, while continuing to make self-serving, selective and misleading statements to hurt my clients publicly."
The statement continued to say the matter should be left in the hands of the judge, who will decide whether or not the medical records will be released when both parties are due back in court later this month (Oct16) for a hearing on the motion.
"Our position is that that the Court - and not Kesha’s lawyers - should decide whether Kesha’s medical information remains confidential given her public disclosures," Lepera continued in the statement.
"We in fact offered to keep the records confidential pending the Court’s decision as to them. Kesha’s attorneys refused that offer, and instead filed their misleading motion for more press attacks on my clients."