This weekend, Kesha shared an update in her legal case against Sony and Dr. Luke, giving fans a glimpse of what goes on behind closed doors.
In October 2014, Kesha filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke, her producer, for sexual, physical, verbal and emotional abuse. That same day, Dr. Luke countersued Kesha for defamation. In 2015, Kesha filed a lawsuit against Sony Music, saying that the company knew about Dr. Luke’s abuse and did nothing about it. She also sought an injunction to let her release music without working with Dr. Luke. This February, a judge ruled against Kesha’s request for an injunction, and in March, Kesha appealed the denial.
The case has been long and public and is still ongoing. Many of Kesha’s fans, as well as fellow celebrities, have publicly voiced their support. And according to Kesha, Sony is eager to end all the bad publicity.
so. I got offered my freedom IF i were to lie. I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS behind closed doors. I will not take back the TRUTH. I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again.
In the caption of an Instagram post shared on Sunday, Kesha wrote, “so. I got offered my freedom IF i were to lie. I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS behind closed doors. I will not take back the TRUTH. I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again.”
The text was accompanied by a photo of Kesha’s bare face.
We admire Kesha’s bravery and her decision to stand strong. Kesha is not able to release any new music while the case is in progress, but she has been amping up her acting career, with upcoming appearances in Nashville and the movie Bad Moms.
As always, we stand with Kesha.
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