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For Everyone Who's Standing By Kesha

A woman who's being prevented from doing the one thing she's passionate about.

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Kesha has been embroiled in a lawsuit with her record label for the past three years, and as a result hasn't been able to release new music.

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Kesha claims that her music producer, Dr. Luke, sexually and physically abused her for years and so she pleaded to get out of her exclusive contract with him. The contract requires her to make another six albums.

The most simple summary of the case appeared in court papers from November, when Kesha filed an injunction for her case:

"Kesha Rose Sebert wants nothing more than to be able to record an album. Her only condition is that she be allowed to record with a record label that is not affiliated with someone who has emotionally and sexually abused her."


However, on Friday Kesha's plea to get out of the contract was denied by a New York judge, prompting Kesha to break down in tears.

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The judge said that Sony would suffer irreparable harm if Kesha did not abide by the contract.

All of which has led to many, many people expressing solidarity with Kesha.

Appalled to live in a country where someone is ordered by the court to continue working with their abuser. #FreeKesha

A woman's emotional, physical & mental health should always come before a contract. This is disgusting. #freekesha

What has happened to kesha has broke my heart. I stand by kesha. #freekesha

I stand by Kesha and all sexual assault & abuse victims that didn't get the justice they deserved. #FreeKesha


And the music industry has always been harsh to Kesha.

Remember the days when she had a dollar sign in her name? That was an ironic touch, because she wasn't credited and received no payment for her vocals on Flo Rida's "Right Round", which went on to become an international hit. In fact, court papers from Kesha's trial reveal that she believed the song would "finally" be her "big break".


All the while, standing up for minorities.

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In fact, she's always sharing positive messages with her fans, reassuring them that things will get better.

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Which makes Friday's outcome all the more sad.

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And now she's honest about how she feels about being put in an "abusive situation" by her record label.

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