In February, the New York Supreme Court rejected Kesha's request for an injunction that would let her out of her contract with Dr. Luke. "You're asking the court to decimate a contract that was heavily negotiated and typical for the industry," Judge Shirley Kornreich reportedly told the singer's lawyers at the time. "My instinct is to do the commercially reasonable thing... I don't understand why I have to take the extraordinary measure of granting an injunction."
According to Buzzfeed, Kesha's attorney Mark Geragos appealed the ruling on Friday. The singer's legal team is reportedly arguing that the court's decision is destroying her chance of maintaining a career. "Kesha submitted affidavits by individuals with over 100 years of collective personal experience in the music industry, each of whom attested to the fact that a young star’s fame will fade quickly, and permanently, due to a loss of momentum."
Although representatives of Dr. Luke stated that Kesha is free to record without her alleged abuser, The Hollywood Reporter suggests that Geragos disputed this claim in his appeal: "First, the Court erred in basing its decision on its finding that Kesha could record without interference from Gottwald. Although it recognized that 'slavery was done away with a long time ago' and that '[y]ou can't force someone to work . . . in a situation in which they don't want to work,' the Court's ruling requiring Kesha to work for Gottwald's companies, purportedly without his involvement, does just that."
A representative of Kesha was not immediately available for comment.