Dr. Luke Reportedly Seeks to Subpoena Organizer of #FreeKesha Protests
On Friday (March 10), court documents detailing producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald's move to subpoena Michael Eisele, a Kesha fan who runs the @KeshaToday Twitter account and who helped organize the 2016 #FreeKesha protests, were unveiled, Billboard reports.
In the subpoena, the producer claims Eisele "closely coordinated" with the pop star to "spread Ms. Sebert's defamatory statements and tarnish Plaintiffs' reputation." The documents accuse Kesha of "encouraging and assisting Mr. Eisele in creating bogus Internet 'petitions' and engaging in other tactics to pressure Sony Music Entertainment to terminate its business with Plaintiffs," including the 2016 #FreeKesha courthouse protests in New York City.
Dr. Luke also claimed that Eisele "has information that is material and necessary to the prosecution of this action" and asks for "the issuance of an open commission to enable [Plaintiffs] to obtain documents and other tangible things from Mr. Eisele and to take his deposition as a non-party witness in this action."
Neither Dr. Luke nor Kesha have commented on the subpoena.
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