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On Wednesday, State Supreme Court Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich dismissed singer Kesha's appeal to be let go from her contract with Sony and producer Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald), whom she alleges physically and sexually assaulted and emotionally abused her. In her appeal, Kesha's lawyer Mark Geragos argued that keeping her under contract was not unlike “slavery,” because Kesha's career would be dependent on her working with Dr. Luke. 

Meanwhile, Sony wants the whole case thrown out, and the judge has ruled in their favor again. According to TMZ, Judge Kornreich doesn't agree that Kesha is trapped, reasoning that she could choose another Sony producer with whom to work. (Kesha's concern with that, though, is that she's worried Sony won't promote her music if she chooses to work with another producer.)