Kesha has dropped her California lawsuit, which accused Dr. Luke of rape and sexual abuse. "Kesha has dismissed her California action without prejudice while she pursues her appeal and other legal claims in the New York courts," Kesha's legal council, Daniel Petrocelli said in a statement. "Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label. We have conveyed to Sony and the label Kesha's strong desire to release her next album and single as soon as possible."

Dr. Luke's attorney, Christine Lepera then responded with a statement of her own: "If Kesha is voluntarily dismissing her claims in the California case, it is because she has no chance of winning them. Earlier this year, she lost her meritless counterclaims against Dr. Luke in the New York Action. Recently, the California Court invited Dr. Luke and the other defendants to move to dismiss Kesha's claims in that action. Kesha never should have brought her false and meritless claims against Dr. Luke in any court. Dr. Luke's defamation and other claims against Kesha are still proceeding."

A New York judge also recently dismissed Kesha's countersuit in New York, where she alleged emotional distress, employment discrimination, and gender-based hate crimes.