Kesha sobs as judge keeps deal with alleged rapist producer

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NEW YORK — Pop star Kesha appeared in a New York City courtroom Friday in the latest chapter of her long-running legal dispute with the music producer Dr. Luke.

The singer says she’s fighting to wrest her career away from the hit-maker, whose full name is Lukasz Gottwald.

Kesha has claimed that Gottwald drugged, sexually abused and psychologically tormented her.

He says the singer made up that story in an attempt to ruin his reputation to try to weasel out of her recording contract.

With Kesha watching tearfully from the audience, Friday a judge refused to ditch her contract, at least for now.

But that’s far from the end of the dispute, which has sprawled to courts in three states.

Celebrities are also taking to Twitter to show Kesha their support: