Kesha has reportedly dropped her sexual assault claim against record producer Dr Luke in an apparent bid to reboot her music career.
Buzzfeed News has reported that on Monday the singer began legal proceedings in California to end her ongoing sexual assault legal battle.
According to MTV, the Californian lawsuit – which alleges that Dr Luke drugged, raped and sexually assaulted the TiK ToK singer – has been on hold since last Summer while Dr Luke’s defamation claim against Kesha is dealt with in New York.
Now the star’s legal team has told Buzzfeed News that she has submitted 28 new songs to Dr Luke’s Kemosabe label, which is part of Sony Music.
They said: “Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label.”
“We have conveyed to Sony Music and the label Kesha’s strong desire to release the single and an album as soon as possible.”
While Sony has not yet commented on the case, Dr Luke’s legal representative told Buzzfeed that Kesha voluntarily dropped her claims “because she has no chance of winning them”.
My fight continues. I need to get my music out. I have so much to say. This lawsuit is so heavy on my once free spirit, and I can only pray to one day feel that happiness again. I am continuing to fight for my rights in New York. Thank you for all your support. The support of my fans has been so beautiful and I'm so grateful for it. I'm Not sure where I would be without you all.
My fight continues. I need to get my music out. I am continuing to fight for my rights in New York. Thank you for all your support.
— kesha (@KeshaRose) August 2, 2016
Early this morning the singer tweeted: "My fight continues. I need to get my music out. I am continuing to fight for my rights in New York. Thank you for all your support."
Kesha has been unable to release any new music bar her True Colours collaboration with Zedd earlier this year since she first filed her complaint against Dr Luke in October 2014.
In 2005 the star signed an exclusive recording deal with Dr Luke which stated she must create five albums for the producer before she can leave his label. So far she has released two albums: Animal and Warrior.