Kesha Explains Dropping California Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke

"I need to get my music out," she wrote in a post today.

August 2, 2016, 12:38 PM

— -- Kesha has dropped a lawsuit against producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald in California, while a similar case alleging abuse continues in New York.

"Kesha has dismissed her California action without prejudice while she pursues her appeal and other legal claims in the New York courts," the "Die Young" singer's lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli, wrote in a statement obtained by ABC News. "Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label. We have conveyed to Sony and the label Kesha's strong desire to release her next album and single as soon as possible."

Kesha also wrote about her decision to drop the California suit on Facebook.

"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," she wrote on Monday night.

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