Since Friday’s preliminary injunction hearing, the world has erupted in support for Kesha. Taylor Swift donated money, Jack Antonoff offered to produce her music, Lena Dunham published a letter in support of her, and Adele showed her support at the Brit Awards. Earlier today, Kesha herself finally spoke out via Facebook in a letter to her supporters.
“I’m so, so beyond humbled and thankful for all of the support I’ve received from everyone,” she begins, and from there goes on to explain the real reason for her court battle against Dr. Luke and Sony Music.
This case has never been about a renegotiation of my record contract – it was never about getting a bigger, or a better deal. This is about being free from my abuser. I would be willing to work with Sony if they do the right thing and break all ties that bind me to my abuser.
To understand this point, it must be made clear that Kesha is signed to Kemosabe Records, which is Dr. Luke’s imprint owned by Sony Music. So, this means that Kesha isn’t opposed to working with Sony altogether, just that she’d like to get away from working with the man who has allegedly sexually abused and raped her.
She goes on to urge young women to speak out about their abusers, “But I just want to say that if you have been abused, please don’t be afraid to speak out. There are places that will make you feel safe. There are people who will help you.”
Read the full letter at Facebook.