Staying strong. Stars took to Twitter on Friday, February 19, to share their support for Kesha, who was denied release from her Sony contract with music producer Dr. Luke, despite her allegations that he physically, sexually and mentally abused her.
The “TiK ToK” singer, 28, was in tears as Justice Shirley Kornreich denied her injunction at the New York State Supreme Court on Friday, February 19.
Fans and celebs alike showed their support for Kesha with the hashtag #FreeKesha.
“There are people all over the world who love you,” Lady Gaga wrote to the singer. “And I can say truly I am in awe of your bravery.”
Lady Gaga, 29, has been vocal in the past about her own experience with rape as a teenager. Her song “Til It Happens to You,” which deals with campus rape and sexual assault, is nominated for Best Original Song at this year’s Academy Awards and was also nominated at the Grammy Awards.
“My heart is with @KeshaRose,” Ariana Grande tweeted, with a purple heart emoji.
Iggy Azalea also expressed her thoughts, writing, “If two people don’t want to be in business with one another it seems very cruel for one to hold the other in a contract. I’m not accusing anyone of anything, but I believe Kesha deserves the ability to move forward, create and earn a living.”
Kesha filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke, 42, in October 2014, claiming that he had been abusive since she signed with him when she was 18.
Kelly Clarkson, who has also worked with the producer in the past, tweeted, “Trying 2 not say anything since I can’t say anything nice about a person… so this is me not talking about Dr. Luke.”
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