Last month, a judge ruled against the pop singer in her lawsuit against Sony Records and Dr. Luke. In a lawsuit from Kesha, she was suing to get out of her binding record contract on the grounds that she’d been manipulated and sexually assaulted by Luke. The judge decided against Kesha stating that she could simply work with a different producer at the label. Immediately after, Kesha filed an appeal, because she wants nothing to do with Sony as a whole. Not only are they protecting her alleged abuser, but the way her contract is set up, Luke will get a profit from anything she puts out, even if he didn’t work on it.
Fans were shocked when Kesha revealed in an Instagram post that Sony had offered to finally release her – as long as she retracted her statements about Dr. Luke. Naturally, she declined to do so and yesterday (Apr. 7), a judge once again ruled on the side of Sony and Luke, rejecting Kesha‘s claims that she was a “slave” to Sony, nor the victim of a “hate crime.”
“Although [Luke‘s] alleged actions were directed to Kesha, who is female, [her claims] do no allege that [Luke] harbored animus toward women or was motivated by gender animus when he allegedly behaved violently toward Kesha,” the judge said. “Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime.”
This has to be frustrating For for Kesha, especially when all she wants to do is make music.