NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) Sony Music Entertainment is challenging a judge’s ruling to hand over interviewee identities in the case involving Kesha and Lukas “Dr. Luke” Gottwald.
Dr. Luke is suing Kesha in a $50 million defamation lawsuit after the singer claimed he raped her and gave her drugs against her will and is nearing the end of the discovery stage. Meanwhile, Sony is being sued by Kesha and is preparing its defense. In a Tuesday filing, Sony wants to reverse a recent decision by New York Supreme Court Justic Jennifer Schecter, arguing that it does not want to tell Kesha and her legal team the names of the people it interviewed in an internal investigation, claiming it “would reveal attorney thought processes and legal strategy,” according to Billboard.
Sony is reportedly requesting the court renew Kesha’s motion based on the new information or deny it.
“Sony’s investigation is not merely a set of materials prepared in anticipation of litigation,” Sony says in its motion, “but was instead a collection of decisions reflecting legal strategy, undertaken only after Kesha filed a Complaint, for the purpose of developing Sony’s legal defense, investigating the truth of Kesha’s allegations, and providing legal advice to Sony.”