The same judge that denied Kesha an injunction against Dr. Luke in February has thrown out some of the most egregious claims the singer has made against the producer.
Late Wednesday, Judge Shirley Kornreich in a New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan ruled that Kesha could not accuse Dr. Luke of committing a hate crime against her. Using Dr. Luke’s real name, Lukasz Gottwald, Kornreich found that “Although Gottwald’s alleged actions were directed to Kesha, who is female (her claims) do not allege that Gottwald harbored animus toward women or was motivated by gender animus when he allegedly behaved violently toward Kesha,” Kornreich ruled, according to CNN. “Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime.”
The judge also ruled that the singer’s accusations that Dr. Luke violated her individual rights by raping and abusing her cannot go forward because they do not meet the high legal standard for “intentional infliction of emotional distress,” according to the Associated Press. “Her claims of insults about her value as an artist, her looks and her weight are insufficient to constitute extreme, outrageous conduct intolerable in a civilized society,” the AP reports Kornreich ruled.
Further, the judge found that Kesha “had failed to plead that any of the alleged discrimination occurred in New York State or City,” meaning the court had no jurisdiction over the case and, if the star chooses to proceed with the lawsuit, the case would have to be tried elsewhere. And, to make matters worse, she also found that the statute of limitations on the abuse Kesha vows she’s suffered as a result of Dr. Luke had expired.