Lena Dunham, the creator and star of HBO's Girls, has penned a powerful letter defending Kesha, the singer who is currently in a legal battle with her alleged abuser, Dr. Luke.
Several celebs have shown their support for Kesha ever since a judge denied her plea to get out of her contract with Dr. Luke last Friday. And now, Lena Dunham has come forth.
"When I saw the outcome of Kesha's court case last Friday, I felt sick. Actually sick — I wanted to ask my Uber to pull over so I could throw up in a New York City trash can," Dunham wrote.
The photos of her beautiful face crumpled with tears, the legally necessary but sickening use of the word "alleged" over and over in reference to the assault she says she remembers so vividly — it all created a special brand of nausea that comes when public events intersect with your most private triggers.
Dunham went on to critique Kesha's label, Sony, as well, saying, "Sony could make this go away. But instead the company has chosen to engage in a protracted legal battle to protect Gottwald's stake in Kesha's future."
Lena also wrote in her letter that what's happening with Kesha is bigger than misogyny in the entertainment industry — she says it's about the American legal system.
Dunham ended her letter by writing, "Soon, no one will accept shame and fear as the status quo. And so, while Kesha is indefinitely silenced, her voice has never been louder."