Demi Lovato Speaks Out About Kesha: Her Bravery Was ‘Disrespected’

Demi Lovato, Kesha
Lovato (left) and Kesha Kevin Mazur/WireImage; JB Lacroix/WireImage

Demi Lovato took to Twitter on Sunday, February 21, to discuss women’s rights and to show her support for Kesha, who was denied release from her Sony contract with Dr. Luke, despite her allegations that the music producer was physically, sexually and mentally abusive toward her.

Lovato, 23, wrote, “Frustrating to see women come forward with their past only to be shot down, not believed & disrespected for their bravery in taking action.”

Kesha, 28, filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke, 42, in October 2014, claiming that he has been abusive since she signed with him at the age of 18. The singer was in tears as a New York judge denied her injunction on Friday, February 19, effectively stopping her from breaking her six-album contract with Sony.

“Happens way too often,” Lovato continued. “I’m ready for women to be taken just as seriously as men.. Someone tell me why anyone would ever feel brave enough to come forward if they are most likely to be ignored or called a liar? I’m also ready for self-proclaimed feminists to start speaking out or taking action for women’s rights.”

She added, “Women empowerment is speaking up for other women even when it’s something uncomfortable to speak up about. Women empowerment is taking action now, not when it’s convenient. Women empowerment is leading other women to make actual changes in our society. Women empowerment is tweeting at 2:30 am knowing the consequences of these tweets and not giving a single f–k.”

The “Confident” singer wasn’t the only one to show her support for Kesha over the weekend. Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, JoJo and many more also took to social media, with some using the hashtag #FreeKesha.

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