Kesha's Mom Suing Dr. Luke for PTSD

Austin Hargrave
Kesha photographed by Austin Hargrave on May 18th at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

A new lawsuit has emerged in the messy legal fray surrounding Kesha and Dr. Luke.

Kesha's mother, Pebe Sebert, is now countersuing Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, accusing him of mentally tormenting her by allegedly date raping her daughter, according to TMZ.

The lawsuit reiterates the claim that Gottwald drugged and raped Kesha in a way "as not to be tolerated in a civilized society," and goes on to blame Gottwald for Pebe's emotional distress. "The overwhelming duress and helplessness Pebe felt, after allowing her daughter to enter the recording agreement with Gottwald, only to have Gottwald rape Kesha and make despicable comments towards her, nearly killed Pebe," the lawsuit states. 

The rape allegation first appeared in the bombshell lawsuit Kesha filed in a Los Angeles court on Oct. 13.

Inside Kesha & Dr. Luke's Dueling Lawsuits

Just two weeks ago, Dr. Luke's lawyers moved to dismiss the portion of Kesha's initial lawsuit against her producer that dealt with the alleged rape. The hit-making producer is maintaining that Kesha's claims are an "outrageous fiction" she and her mother created to prematurely terminate Kesha's contract with him. He's also involved in a countersuit against the two, alleging defamation.

"This is just the latest in a series of bizarre, false allegations from Mr. Geragos," a rep for Dr. Luke's lawyer tells Billboard of the new lawsuit, referring to Kesha's lawyer, Mark Geragos.

In this new lawsuit, Pebe Sebert claimed her blood pressure is now at 265/180. According to TMZ's paraphrasing of the lawsuit, the following example is also given as evidence of her PTSD: "During a therapy session, [Pebe Sebert] would become hysterical and convulse to the point where she had to be medicated."


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