Today is not our girl Kesha’s day. The singer has been denied an exit from her Sony contract by the Manhattan Supreme Court. In case you’re unfamiliar, she filed a lawsuit against her producer Dr. Luke in 2014, for allegedly giving her drugs and sexually and mentally abusing her (to the point of an eating disorder). There’s even a petition to #FreeKesha, with over 130,000 supporters. But here she is, still held hostage by her contract, unable to move forward.
Kesha was photographed sobbing in the courtroom while fans outside held signs in support of her, saying things like: “Dr. Luke is a piece of s–t” and “I Stand with Kesha.” Today, the online community, including celebs, joined them, sharing their messages on Twitter, making #FreeKesha a constantly trending topic all day.
Here are some that will truly move you:
if a victim speaks up about being raped, they should be given immediate support and justice. they should not be accused of lying #FreeKesha
— shay (@arianatorempire) February 20, 2016
#freekesha cause we are still fighting for women's rights.. In 2016..
— Joselyn (@JoselynRivera) February 20, 2016
— Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes) February 20, 2016
Woman gets raped. Woman gets blamed. Woman gets punished. If you don't see the problem, you're a part of it. #FreeKesha
— Joshua Wood-Stacey (@TheJoshYouAre) February 20, 2016
Who cares about a contract. Rape is rape. Dehumanizing a woman because of a piece of paper is terrible. #FreeKesha
— damian (@arianasins) February 20, 2016
to press charges we ask survivors to relive their trauma over&over. not just to a court of law, but to a court of public opinion. #FreeKesha
— Laci Green (@gogreen18) February 19, 2016
how are we supposed to make rape victims feel safe if when they speak up about what's happening to them they're called liars? #FreeKesha
— pao. (@paoloza16) February 19, 2016
She's crying because she was denied what every human should have: a right to freedom. #FreeKesha
— MICHAELS CUM IS YUM (@MyKingIsMichael) February 19, 2016
Why should a victim of rape have to chose between giving up their lifelong passion or working with their rapist. Disgusting #FreeKesha
— Scott Summers (@ItsScottSummers) February 19, 2016
so many women don't come forward when they are assaulted bc they are made out to be liars when all they want is justice #FreeKesha
— Jesss (: (@imjessjackson) February 19, 2016
Forcing someone to either work with her rapist or give up her passion? I can't imagine anything worse.Despicable & dehumanizing. #FreeKesha
— LL (@LilyLaneMusic) February 19, 2016
Keep trucking, K. You got this.