Ughhhhh. This shit just keeps getting worse and worse.
Following in an escalating series of disturbing allegations flying back and forth between Kesha and former producer Dr. Luke, Luke is now going so far as to sue Kesha's mother; claiming that she instigated and encouraged Kesha's allegedly slanderous accusations against the producer.
Earlier this month, Kesha filed a lawsuit against her former producer
, on charges of sexual assault, citing multiple occasions of abuse throughout their professional relationship. Luke promptly countersued the singer
, claiming that her heartbreaking accounts of violence were fabricated attempts to shame and embarrass the producer, and allow her a illegal exit from their contractual obligation to work together. Dr. Luke is now suing Kesha's mother, Pebe Serbert, arguing that she convinced Kesha to mount her lawsuit so that the singer would be allowed by the court to break contract.
Kesha's lawyer, Mark Geragos, has commented on Dr. Luke's actions, stating: "Luke's latest legal maneuver comes as no surprise; it's a desperate Hail Mary and a pathetic attempt to once again blame his victim." and "He is now following through on his threats [that if Kesha ever spoke out about the abuse he would destroy her and her family
] and grasping at straws to try and twist Kesha's equivocal statements."