Sony Is ‘Legally Unable’ To Free Kesha

Now that Kesha and Dr. Luke have gone back and forth at each other over social media, Sony is finally addressing all the people (understandably) asking why is can’t just #FreeKesha and make this all go away. And the answer is legal stuff that might be an entirely valid excuse. Or not at all. I’m honestly just trying to get out of here so I can buy a baby gift. The New York Times reports:

Scott A. Edelman, an attorney representing the company, said, “Sony has made it possible for Kesha to record without any connection, involvement or interaction with Luke whatsoever, but Sony is not in a position to terminate the contractual relationship between Luke and Kesha.”
Kesha remains signed to Dr. Luke’s label, Kemosabe Records, a subsidiary of Sony, through a separate deal with his production company, Kasz Money Inc.
“Sony is doing everything it can to support the artist in these circumstances, but is legally unable to terminate the contract to which it is not a party,” Mr. Edelman said.

So there’s that. Which to me, Internet expert, still seems like a situation where Sony could pay someone a bunch of money, or threaten to fuck up his subsidiary, to make him go away. But, like everything I write, that was pulled completely out of my butt. Along with this iPhone 3 that I can probably still trade in. It turns on.

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