The past few weeks have been pretty major for Kesha– and not in a good way. After a gruelling two-year court case, a judge ruled against her in her efforts to sever her contract with Sony and her producer Dr Luke after years of alleged abuse at his hands. The judge ruled that the contract still stands, and Kesha is bound to release another 6 albums before she can leave the company, with little to know recognition of the emotional turmoil the pop star has been, and is still, going through.
Since then, the world has opened up and messages of support have been pouring in from fans, peers and everyone in between. Even producers like Zedd and Jack Antonoff have offered to work with her for free to help her get her career get back on track. It’s safe to say, it’s all been a bit overwhelming.
Now, Kesha has taken to her Facebook to share a message of gratitude to her supporters. “I’m so, so beyond humbled and thankful for all of the support I’ve received from everyone,” She said. “Words cannot really express the emotions I’ve gone through reading and seeing how amazing everyone has been to me.”
“All I ever wanted was to be able to make music without being afraid, scared, or abused. This case has never been about a renegotiation of my record contract – it was never about getting a bigger, or a better deal.”
She then goes onto talk about how there is a bigger issue at hand here, by saying, “I think about young girls today – I don’t want my future daughter – or your daughter – or any person to be afraid that they will be punished if they speak out about being abused, especially if their abuser is in a position of power.”
The statement is a powerful insight into what is so clearly a very distressing time for the star. How anyone is expected to pump out a casual few albums after this is beyond any reasonable understanding. It also shines a spotlight on the way the justice system views sexual victims, and how much work still needs to be done when treating these victims – alleged or otherwise.
Check out the whole statement below: