Kesha’s lost lawsuit brings attention to women’s rights


By now many have heard about the lawsuit involving pop singer Kesha, and her producer Lukasz Gottwald, or Dr. Luke.

The lawsuit involves Kesha terminating her contract with Sony Music so she can be free to work with other labels.

Kesha also claims Gottwald sexually, mentally and emotionally abused her shortly after she agreed to join him in Los Angeles 10 years ago.

Now the case involving Kesha is not only making headlines, it’s also inciting accusations among other celebrities in the social media sphere.

Last month, a New York Supreme Court ruled Kesha can’t leave her contract with Sony and must fulfill the remaining time on her contract.

When news broke of the court ruling, many fans were upset and started the hashtag “FreeKesha.”

Celebrities such as Lorde, Kelly Clarkson and Miley Cyrus posted support on social media.

Lady Gaga is among the artist’s biggest supporters.

Lady Gaga dedicated her entire Oscar performance to not only Kesha, but to sexual assault victims everywhere.

While everyone on social media was giving love to Kesha, Taylor Swift announced her new single.

Demi Lovato wasn’t happy with Swift.

Lovato released a series of tweets saying you can’t be feminist when you feel like it.

These tweets weren’t directly tweeted towards Swift, but fans knew whom she was implying the tweets toward.

In the mix of this tweeting chaos, the issue basically turned into a “who’s a better feminist” competition.

Many were asking if Swift was only using feminism to make her look good when she needed it.

Although Lovato was coming from a good place when she was sticking up for Kesha, it was distasteful of Lovato to “call out” Swift when she may not have seen the news yet.

Swift later donated $250,000 to Sebert to help with any further legal issues.

Lovato has since apologized for her Twitter rant.

In recent news, Gottwald said Sebert is lying about her allegations.
But it’s kind of hard to think that Kesha is lying.

She doesn’t care if Gottwald is sent to prison, she just wants out of her contract.

She’s not exploiting this news; she is using her experience to build a platform for other sexual abuse victims.

Last week Kesha released a statement on Facebook where she thanked everyone for support.

“Unfortunately I don’t think that my case is giving people who have been abused confidence that they can speak out, and that’s a problem. But I just want to say that if you have been abused, please don’t be afraid to speak out. I for one, will stand beside you and behind you,” stated Kesha.

I have been a Kesha advocate since the beginning in 2010.

I have been following this lawsuit since it has been filed in 2014.

To see her life gradually fall apart is heartbreaking, but I’m proud she is using her situation to help others.

If you or someone you know has been sexually abused or is in a domestic violence relationship do not be afraid to speak up and call The San Joaquin County Women’s Center. The center has a 24-hour helpline for sexual assault (209) 465-4997 and domestic violence victims (209) 465-4878.