Kesha Sued by Former Managers for $14 Million
Posted on January 25, 2011Kesha's former managers at DAS Communications are suing her for $14 million for breach of contract after she dumped them. DAS' attorney Ken Freundlich explained the case to MTV News:
"DAS was Ke$ha's manager since the beginning of 2006, and there was a written agreement, and they worked closely, and sometime in September 2008 [producer] Dr. Luke, for his own personal gain, somehow induced her to breach that contract," Freundlich said. "And she unceremoniously terminated DAS without justification and then ended up with Luke, basically. So we sued Ke$ha for breach of contract and Luke for interference, and that was last year, and the defense's reaction was to try and delay us. They made motions.Well, that certainly sounds like DAS has a good case. If they do have a good case, we'll know it because a settlement will be announced relatively soon. The settlement amount will be kept confidential, but there is no way they're getting $14 million.
"The judge denied all their motions, and now we're going forward. We're going to have our day in court," he continued. "And we're going to prove that Dr. Luke induced her to breach the contract. She had no right to do so, and we're gonna get damages from her."
If it turns out DAS doesn't have a great case and a settlement isn't forthcoming, it will be up to Kesha herself to sell her side of the story to a jury.