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Kesha files appeal to ruling she has to keep Sony contract

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Kesha (c.) appears in Manhattan Supreme Court on Feb. 19 where a judge told her she could not break her contract with Sony despite her rape allegations against their music producer.

Kesha is not giving up without a fight.

The “Die Young” singer has filed an appeal of a controversial court decision that forces her to abide by her contract with Sony — and ties her to the music producer she claims raped her.

Kesha tried to get out of the agreement she signed in 2005 arguing that she could no longer work with Sony producer Lukasz Gottwald, better known as Dr. Luke. She says the hitmaker drugged and then raped her when she was 18 and just getting started. She also claims he psychologically abused her for years.

Dr. Luke denies the allegations and says she made them up to get out of her contract.

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Last month, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich refused to give the singer a preliminary injunction to block Sony from enforcing its recording contract.

The judge noted that the record label has offered to let the singer, whose full name is Kesha Rose Sebert, work with other producers, but she said an injunction is not a legal vehicle for challenging contracts.

Dr. Luke denies Kesha’s allegations and says she made them up to get out of her contract.Tommaso Boddi/WireImage

Dr. Luke denies Kesha’s allegations and says she made them up to get out of her contract.

The ruling — and a courtroom picture of the singer sobbing in the audience — provoked an uproar. Fans started regular protests outside Sony headquarters, demanding the company fire Gottwald. Taylor Swift sent $ 250,000 to Kesha to help pay her legal expenses. Rumors circulated that Gottwald and Sony were parting ways.

Kesha’s attorney, Mark Geragos, filed a notice that his client intends to appeal the Kornreich decision over the weekend.

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