On Friday, Manhattan Supreme Court judge refused to let singer Kesha walk away from a six-album contract with Sony and Dr. Luke --- who allegedly assaulted the singer physically and sexually when she was 18 years old. Now, we'll you give the latest developments about Kesha's legal request to be released from her contract.
According to the statement of Kesha, whose real name is Kesha Rose Sebert, Dr. Luke drugged her with a mysterious pill that made her black out. After that, the producer abused her sexually shortly after her 18th birthday in California. Dr. Luke, whose real name is Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, was never criminally charged.
To defend his side, Gottwald countersued the singer, saying that the allegations are untrue and part of a "campaign of publishing outrageous statements." Moreover, Judge Shirley Kornreich claimed that there are no evidences of "irreparable harm," according to a report from BuzzFeed.
The attorneys of Dr. Luke added that the producer had invested a massive amount of money for the career of Kesha, and there is no way that the singer would walk away from the signed contract. The attorneys also said Kesha has agreed to record her songs without the involvement of Dr. Luke.
As an explanation of the verdict, Judge Kornreich said her decision is a "commercially reasonable thing" and Sony agreed to allow Kesha record songs without Dr. Luke's participation--- a move that could put the singer for a sure failure since Sony sides with Dr. Luke, their biggest hitmaker. Kesha's lawyer, Mark Geragos, added the record company would not also promote her client.
Outside the courthouse, dozens of Kesha's supporters stay tuned to the decision. They are armed with placards that write "Free Kesha Now! Free Kesha Now!" On internet, #FreeKesha movement is taking shape. Also, #SonySupportsRape is spreading online.
Furthermore, artists like Lady Gaga, Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande and Kelly Clarkson aired their support for Kesha.
In an analysis from E! Online, it says Kesha's case is actually about freedom from oppression. The website said that freedom should come in many forms, such as freedom of another person, from a government and many more.
The entertainment website went on to explain that Kesha is "no different than any woman who'd like to go to work with the expectation that she's not going to be harassed, objectified, or otherwise treated unfairly." But now, the singer has to cope with the pressure to finish her contract.