Pop star Kesha is facing a $14 million lawsuit. Her former managers say the singer failed to honor a commission deal for helping her land a major recording contract.
DAS Communications Inc. claims that Kesha signed a contract in 2006 agreeing to pay the New York-based firm 20 percent of her earnings if they secured her a big music deal. Which she obviously didn’t do. More than that, the legal papers say that Kesha was allowed to cancel the business relationship if they failed to do so within a year. DAS Communications Inc. claim they fulfill their side of the deal but Ke$ha dismissed the deadline and continued to work with DAS.
In 200b, DAS arranged Kesha to sign a deal with Warner Bros. Records, but the singer’s songwriter/producer pal Dr. Luke convinced her to fire DAS as her representatives in September that year. She hierd RCA/Jive Label Group to represent her and then shot to fame with her hit single “TiK ToK”. According to Associated Press, Dr. Luke is also named in the lawsuit.
Charles Ortner, Ke$ha’s lawyer on the other hand, insists the star was fully within her legal rights when she fired DAS. “This lawsuit seeks to require her to pay him commissions on her RCA/Jive record deal that he (David Sonenberg, the man who runs DAS) had nothing to do with, long after she terminated him in writing”, the lawyer said.