Monday, February 22, 2016

#FreeKesha, Already!

#ICYMI, Ke$sha has been embroiled in the legal battle of her life the last year and a half or so.

See, the “Die Young” singer leveled a complaint against music producer Dr. Luke in October 2014, alleging that he was abusing her in many nasty ways and urging the court to nullify any contracts between the two so she could move on with her career and away from him, literally, figuratively, and professionally. Dr. Luke, in turn, responded in kind, with a defamation counter.

Alas, last week, Kesha’s request for a preliminary injunction was denied, therefore keeping her tied to the producer, I guess, until the terms of their contracts together are met.

The move has generated an outpour of support for Kesha from the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Fiona Apple, and Demi Lovato, and even prompted Taylor Swift to write her a $250,000 check to help pay for her legal fees.

Sounds like, unfortch, this quest for justice and artistic freedom is far from over.


Update 1: Bleachers frontman, Jack Antonoff, has rallied behind Kesha, too, to offer creative and moral support by suggesting the two get in a studio together and work on some music that she could then leak if she wants to.

Update 2: While the world embraces Kesha, though, Dr. Luke has broken his silence regarding their imbroglio and tweet-stated that he never “rape[d] Kesha” and more. Which I think is not what was argued in court, regardless of what people are now saying (the rapist characterizations have become dangerously matter-of-fact in the Internet conversation).

It is my understanding that Kesha, indeed, accused Dr. Luke of drugging her and taking advantage of her, and of threatening to ruin her career if like, she did not stay in her lane, and that is why they went to court. So he could be prevented from ruining her career.

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