Another layer has been added to Kesha‘s fight to get out of her contract with Sony with the pop star saying that she would have been freed if she took back her claims and apologised publicly. She bravely posted the below image and caption on Instagram instead.
“I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again,” she says.
Kesha has been involved in a huge lawsuit with Sony in regards to her sexual assault allegations against producer Dr. Luke. She claims he not only raped her on her 18th birthday when she joined his label, but continued to abuse her both emotionally and sexually for an entire decade while working with him.
To everyone’s dismay, it’s been decided that she must stay in her contract with Sony and Dr. Luke for its duration. Sony have revealed that they are “legally unable” to let her out of her contract and have been pressured to drop Dr. Luke from the label. The court case revealed that if they were to let the singer out of her contract “Sony would suffer irreparable harm”.
A representative for Dr. Luke was quick to respond to Rolling Stone on this new claim:
“The Court repeatedly stated Kesha is already free to record without Dr. Luke, and that she had not presented any facts supporting her claims. That’s because all the evidence – including Kesha’s own videotaped sworn testimony – show her allegations are false. The only thing Kesha is not free to do is to continue to lie about Dr. Luke through publicity stunts and outrageous smears, ignoring the fact that by her own free will she went to work and entered into new contracts with Dr. Luke years after this ‘incident’ supposedly happened. Her goal all along has been solely personal enrichment by seeking to break contracts that brought her success and millions so she can enter into more lucrative ones. We look forward to our day in court holding Kesha accountable for her lies.”
Despite the heartache and pain that embodies this whole situation, there have been so many messages of support for Kesha throughout her battle. Fans and celebrities have contributed to the #FreeKesha thread on social media. Others have stood by Kesha in other ways, including Lena Dunham who wrote an essay on her thoughts, Jack Antonoff who offered his producing skills to help her continue her music career, and her mother who revealed details on the abuse.
Kesha has expressed her gratitude for the support as she continues to brave through the issue.
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