On Tuesday, the Hollywood Reporter wrote that Sony had distanced itself from the producer, born Lukasz Gottwald, amid a long-simmering legal battle between Gottwald and singer Kesha.
Members of the #FreeKesha movement quickly took to Twitter to celebrate what some saw as a victory for the long-tortured artist.
Sony is reportedly pulling the plug on its relationship with Dr. Luke. "Lukasz Gottwald is no longer the CEO. and does not have authority to act on its behalf".
Additionally, the Dr. Luke page on Sony's website is down.
Meanwhile, Dr. Luke's court battle with Kesha is ongoing - the Tik Tok pop star is still trying to convince a judge to release her from her recording contract with Kemosabe Records.
Lawyers for Dr. Luke and Sony Music have declined to comment on the producer's termination.
"They (Sony) are not cutting ties". That was the second suit filed against SEBERT by LUKE's team.
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The lawsuit also contained allegations of sexual harassment, gender violence, emotional abuse and violation of California business practices.
Kesha was signed to Kemosabe Records when she was 18 years old. Luke also filed a defamation suit against Kesha. But soon came a social media "Free Kesha" campaign, which went viral and raised the profile of her claims significantly.
While on the surface this might seem like a good thing for Kesha, her attorneys have suggested otherwise. Luke has vehemently denied the allegations and countersued for breach of contract and defamation. Most recently she has appealed against a decision not to impose a law regarding the limit of seven years on personal services contract in the entertainment industry.
While she may the support of many celebrities, it hasn't translated well inside the courtroom.
While the news appears to be a positive for Kesha, the pop star's legal team has said that it might be more hard for her to get out of the contract with Dr. Luke, if Sony distances its relationship with him entirely.
On Feb. 19, 2016, New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich ruled against Kesha's request to leave Kemosabe Records.