After dropping out of high school in Tennessee and moving to Los Angeles, Kesha, 18, signs a six-album deal with hot young producer Dr. Luke and his Kasz Money company.
Kesha works on her second LP, Warrior, at Luke’s Malibu studio. She alleges in her 2014 lawsuit that his violent threats during this period once caused her to flee his house barefoot and hide.
Kesha files a civil lawsuit in California against Luke claiming that for 10 years, he had “sexually, physically, verbally ... abused” her and detailing the alleged 2005 rape.
In a Manhattan courtroom, Kesha sobs as a state judge denies her a preliminary injunction that would have allowed her to record outside of her contract with Luke.
After Adele, Lady Gaga and Kelly Clarkson voice their support for Kesha, Luke maintains his innocence in a series of tweets. “I didn’t rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her,” he writes.
While accepting an award from the Human Rights Campaign Nashville, Kesha urges the crowd, “Don’t be afraid to speak up against any injustice you experience.”