A Manhattan judge has ruled that Kesha will not get released from her contract with Sony Music and she MUST continue to work at the company where producer Dr. Luke (who she alleges drugged and sexually abused her) continues to work. This is absolutely absurd and repulsive — here’s why!
Kesha, 28, wants out of her Sony Music contract so she can get back to recording music, but that option was flat-out denied on Feb. 19 by Manhattan judge, Shirley Kornreich. The singer wants out after accusing her longtime producer Luke Gottwald (Dr. Luke) of sexually, mentally, and physically abusing her.
A little back story: Kesha was photographed crying her eyes out on Feb. 19 inside Manhattan Supreme Court — after a judge denied her request for a preliminary injunction that would have temporarily nullified her contract with Sony Music. Kesha wants out of Sony, because she is afraid the company won’t promote her music if she works with another of the company’s available music producers. Dr. Luke is the biggest music-producing star at Sony, but after collaborating with Kesha on her biggest hits like “Tik Tok”, “Your Love Is My Drug” and “Die Young”, she accused him of drugging and raping her, when she was a virgin. She claims that he continued to assault her for years and that she lived in terror because of his abuse.
It seems everyone is chanting, “Free Kesha Now! Free Kesha Now!” and I’m right along with them. Whatever happened between Kesha and Dr. Luke must have been so awful, so disturbing and so cruel, that she needed to put her career on the back burner in order to stay far, far away from that man. So why deny her the right to do so? It’s appalling to see that a massive recoding label could feel the need to drag down an artist for the sake of money. Kesha deserves the right to wipe her hands clean of Dr. Luke and that means getting the heck away from Sony. This ruling makes me feel like I live in a world where corporate power is considered more important than a woman’s freedom and safety. That’s repulsive.
— animal☽ (@sadgirlkesha) February 19, 2016
I personally feel that Sony should be backing her and grinding her deeper and deeper, into the ground. Kesha asked the Manhattan judge to issue a preliminary injunction that would bar Sony from forcing her to work with Dr. Luke and to cancel her contract. But no, she was denied. The judge reportedly told her that granting that request would undermine the state’s laws governing contracts and the court could not and would not do that, according to NY Daily News. The judge explained hat Sony had offered to let Kesha work with another producer. Sorry, but if you were assaulted by YOUR producer (as Kesha alleges), you would want nothing absolutely nothing to do with him/her or the label. So, you can’t blame Kesha for not wanting to remain at Sony! Let her go. You do NOT need the money, Sony. Let her continue her music career and to leave Dr. Luke in the past!
HollywoodLifers — what do you think about the Kesha Vs Sony ordeal? Let us know!