Kesha breaks her silence for the first time since court ruling
Kesha has finally broken her silence in an emotional message where she thanks fans and offers support to other victims of abuse.
Last weekend Kesha lost her court battle with Sony and music producer DR. Luke after a judge refused to grant her the right to break her exclusive recording contract with the label.
Kesha’s lawyer is claiming that the singer endured abuse from him since the age of 18; telling Rolling Stone,
“This lawsuit is a wholehearted effort by Kesha to regain control of her music career and her personal freedom after suffering for ten years as a victim of mental manipulation, emotional abuse and sexual assault at the hands of Dr. Luke.”
Since the court ruling Kesha has received and outpouring of support from fans and celebrities alike. Today, the singer spoke out for the first time on Facebook to thank fans and offer support to other victims of abuse.
“I’m so, so beyond humbled and thankful for all of the support I’ve received from everyone. Words cannot really express the emotions I’ve gone through reading and seeing how amazing everyone has been to me. I can’t believe that so many people all over the world took the time to show me support and love. Other entertainers who knowingly put their own careers at stake by supporting me, I will be forever grateful.”
“All I ever wanted was to be able to make music without being afraid, scared or abused. 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.”
The high-profile support for Kesha continued today, with Adele publicly announcing her support for Kesha at the Brit Awards.
In Adele’s speech when she won a Brit she said, “I’d like to take a quick second just to thank my manager and my record label for embracing the fact that I’m a woman and being encouraged by it. And I would also like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha.”