When we last left Kesha vs. Dr. Luke, she had dropped her remaining abuse claims against him. But Dr. Luke wasn’t done. In September, Dr. Luke filed another defamation lawsuit against Kesha’s mama Pebe Sebert. Billboard says that Dr. Luke is now trying to drag one of Kesha’s fans into it. On Friday, a court document was released showing that Dr. Luke – a guy who I’m starting to think was made in a Disney villain factory – had requested to subpoena a person named Michael Eisele.
Michael runs the @KeshaToday Twitter account and helped to organize #FreeKesha protests. Dr. Luke’s motion for a subpoena alleges that Michael schemed with Kesha to defame Dr. Luke’s name and helped her spread the word about her abuse allegations. According to the document, Kesha has also been encouraging and assisting Michael, like getting him to create “bogus internet petitions“, and pressuring Dr. Luke’s bosses at Sony to can him.
As for what basis Dr. Luke has to try to subpoena Kesha’s #1 fan. The document claims that Michael has “information that is material and necessary to the prosecution of this action.” According to the request, Michael has documents and “other tangible things” that Dr. Luke’s lawyers wan to get their hands on, and they want Michael to give a deposition as a non-party witness.
Unless a situation is covered on Law & Order, I don’t know if it’s possible. Like, can someone actually get subpoenaed for taking a side during a fight? If that’s a thing that can happen, then everyone on Facebook with a friend in the middle of a divorce better watch their asses. No matter how much you want to add your two cents about their mess, don’t do it! Typing “That asshole WOULD try to take all the couches” might land you in court, and a crack about couches just isn’t worth it.