By Olivia Jacobson, E23 Reporter

It has been more than three years since pop star Kesha released her last album, “Warrior.” The artist would like to release more music, but she has not been able to due to a two-year long legal battle with producer Dr. Luke, hoping to be released from her recording contract after claims of sexual assault.

On Feb. 4, New York Supreme Court Judge Shirley Kornreich granted the motion that Kesha’s mother Pebe Sebert filed to dismiss the defamation lawsuit against her. Dr. Luke sued her claiming she started a negative public campaign accusing him of sexual and drug-related abuse. Kornreich granted the motion because there was no way to prove Sebert actually had any control over Kesha’s actions.

While the ruling is a small victory for Kesha and company, her legal battle is far from over. Dr. Luke also filed a similar lawsuit against Sebert in Tennessee, so while she may have won this battle, she must fight for a similar outcome there.

Kesha filed a suit in October 2014 against her producer, claiming he sexually abused her after forcing her to take a date rape drug. Shortly after Kesha filed the suit, Dr. Luke filed a lawsuit against Kesha’s mother, Pebe Sebert, and her manager, Jack Rovner, saying they pressured Kesha into trying to break her recording agreement.

Kesha still seeks to void her contract with both Dr. Luke and Sony, but the official hearing of that case will not occur until Feb. 19. The singer filed a preliminary injunction in October 2015 that would allow her to record with a different producer and label, but she is currently unable to produce new music.

Kesha says that her career is in jeopardy. Jim Urie, former president of Universal Music Group, wrote in defense of Kesha to the court.

“No mainstream distribution company will invest the money necessary to distribute songs for an artist who has fallen from the public eye, as is happening to Kesha at this very moment,” Urie said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Accordingly, if Kesha cannot immediately resume recording and having her music promoted, marketed, and distributed by a major label, her career is effectively over.”

The singer hasn’t released any new music since 2012. While she did have a brief reality show on MTV in 2013 titled “Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life,” it only lasted for two seasons, totaling of 14 episodes. With being out of the public’s eye for so long, her fears of fading from memory seem completely justified.

Though her issues with Dr. Luke will need to be resolved before she can start working with another label, Kesha says she is eager to release new music. If she wins her case and her contract with Sony and Dr. Luke is disbanded, I expect Kesha will be back in full force, ready to storm the music scene once again.