Kesha has filed a protective order that seeks to keep her medical records from being made public in her ongoing dispute with music producer Dr. Luke.
The 29-year-old singer-songwriter, born Kesha Rose Sebert, requested a judge in Manhattan on Monday to prevent “her most sensitive medical records including gynecological, psychiatric, and rehabilitation records going back more than ten years” from being made public, according to documents picked up by Billboard.
“Ms. Sebert now fears that [ Lukasz] Gottwald [Dr. Luke’s real name] will seek to disclose and disseminate her personal medical records in an attempt to embarrass and harass her,” wrote James Pearl, Kesha’s lawyer. Kesha “has disclosed highly sensitive personal medical records as part of this litigation, and her position as a world-renowned recording artist in whom there is great public interest renders any potential disclosure of those records potentially harmful to her personal and economic interests,” the lawyer continued.
Dr. Luke’s lawyer Christine Lepra has since responded to the filing of the order, telling PEOPLE, “Because Kesha made public accusations and in the case that she was allegedly harmed by Dr. Luke, the Court ordered her to produce her medical records. Now, Kesha wants to hide her records, while continuing to make self-serving, selective and misleading statements to hurt my clients publicly.”
As part of her case against 42-year-old Dr. Luke, whom she alleged in court documents in 2014 to have physically, verbally, emotionally and abused her for 1o years, Kesha was told by the court last September to disclose medical records in an order of discovery.
In her statement to PEOPLE, Lepra said, “Our position is that that the Court— and not Kesha’s lawyers — should decide whether Kesha’s medical information remains confidential given her public disclosures. We in fact offered to keep the records confidential pending the Court’s decision as to them. Kesha’s attorneys refused that offer, and instead filed their misleading motion for more press attacks on my clients.”
Dr. Luke’s legal team also said that they maintain “that Kesha waived any privacy rights she might have had over her private medical information by 'publicly disclosing details of her alleged medical diagnoses and treatments and putting them at issue in this case, all in an effort to bolster her baseless claims against our clients,' according to court documents,” according to BuzzFeed.
Kesha's camp has yet to respond to the statement.