A judge says pop singer Kesha made a false claim that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry when there's no evidence that he did.
Thursday's ruling from a New York City court sends a long-running clash between Kesha and her former mentor toward trial.
Kesha's lawyers say they plan to appeal the ruling, which also says she owes the prominent producer over $373,000 in interest on royalties.
Dr. Luke's attorney says the decision brings him closer to getting justice in his defamation and breach-of-contract suit. Kesha alleges Dr. Luke drugged and raped her in 2005.
He denied it and sued her, saying she was smearing him to get out of her contract.