Kesha has appealed a ruling last month denying release from her contract with Sony Music’s Kemosabe Records, likening her situation to “slavery” and refuting the judge’s suggestion that the singer had not suffered irreparable harm.

Kemosabe is operated by Dr. Luke, whom Kesha has accused of rape and other forms of sexual, physical and emotional abuse over their decade-long working relationship.

In her ruling, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich said that Sony has made it possible for Kesha to work without the involvement of Dr. Luke. But in a weekend filing, Kesha’s attorney Mark Geragos said that even if Dr. Luke is not directly involved, having Kesha work under a label owned by the producer is akin to “slavery.” Read more…

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Kesha appeals Sony decision, likens current contract to ‘slavery’