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To Prevent “Unnecessary Embarrassment”, Kesha Granted Protective Order Sealing Medical Records

The latest in the Dr. Luke vs. Kesha trial

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Kesha's tumultuous trial with Dr. Luke continues, the latest news being that the singer will not be forced to make her medical records public as Dr. Luke's legal team had requested. In September, the courts had ordered Kesha to produce her medical records after she accused her long-time collaborator of drugging, raping, and psychologically abusing her over the course of the ten-year professional relationship. In response, the singer filed a protective order to prevent her medical records from going public which has been granted by the courts.

The court explained the protective order as an effort "to insulate her from unnecessary embarrassment and to protect her medical providers from the press and the media." Now, the only people who will receive the medical records are Dr. Luke and his legal team.

Dr. Luke's legal team do not appear to be too happy with this decision. Dr. Luke's lawyer, Christine Lepra voiced her disapproval to PEOPLE, saying, "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. Now, Kesha wants to hide her records, while continuing to make self-serving, selective and misleading statements to hurt my clients publicly."


Kesha has attempted to win her case against Dr. Luke in both the New York and California courts. She dropped the California sexual abuse case against Dr. Luke in August, stating, "this lawsuit [has been] so heavy on my once free spirit, and I can only pray to one day feel that happiness again." A major twist came when it was revealed the judge presiding over the case was married to a lawyer who has represented Sony, prompting debates over conflict of interest.

Luke has steadfastly denied Kesha's claims of sexual abuse, saying on Twitter the singer was like a "little sister" to him.

Luke's lawyer went on to say to PEOPLE, "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. 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."

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