Last month, Kesha dropped the remaining abuse allegations from her lawsuit against Dr. Luke. A few weeks earlier, she dropped her California lawsuit against Dr. Luke (the one in which she accused Dr. Luke of being a high-functioning monster). I thought that it might be the beginning of the end of this legal messiness, but that’s not the case.
Shortly after Kesha accused Dr. Luke of extreme grossness almost two years ago, he filed a lawsuit accusing her and her mother Pebe Sebert of making up abuse lies to get out of her Kemosabe contract. Pebe responded by filing a countersuit. In April, Pebe decided to drop her countersuit. Dr. Luke clearly had a “sue Kesha’s mom again” itch that needed scratching, because The Wrap says Dr. Luke is suing Pebe again. Dr. Luke’s lawyers filed a defamation lawsuit in Tennessee on Wednesday.
According to the lawsuit, Dr. Luke accuses Pebe of continuing to publicly defame him since Kesha filed her original complaint back in 2014. He also accuses Pebe of orchestrating “a campaign of publishing false and shocking accusations” against him. Oooh, how diabolical of her.
Seeing the words “campaign” and “shocking accusations” sound like Pebe got Squarespace to build her a personal website called DrLukeIsADick.com. But in reality, those shocking accusations are more of the Twitter variety. Dr. Luke’s lawsuit cites several disparaging things Pebe has said online. Like in 2015 when Pebe tweeted: “Kesha can’t legally put out music unless she makes it under complete control of a man who raped her at 18.” Pebe has hurt Dr. Luke’s feelings, and he wants compen$ation. The lawsuit doesn’t specify exactly how much he wants, only that the damages would be “greatly in excess of the $75,000 jurisdictional minimum.”
Dr. Luke is rich, so I don’t know why he would need to sue Kesha’s mom for five to six figures. Plus, I’m not entirely sure Pebe’s got that much money in her wallet. I’ve seen The Simple Life; Pebe’s not exactly living in a carved marble mansion with 24k gold robot butlers.
Not to mention that whatever money Pebe does get probably goes straight to a deposit on a steam cleaner rental from The Home Depot. Pebe is still struggling to get the smell of Paris Hilton’s cheap perfume out of her upholstery.