Yesterday, a court ruled against Kesha’s injunction that would allow her to be released from her contract amid allegations that producer Dr. Luke raped and bullied her. Now, Kesha has taken to Facebook to share a lengthy response to the tidal wave of support she has received, as well as to clarify exactly what she is fighting for.
Prior to posting the Facebook message, Kesha reached out on Instagram with a shorter message and a promise of the lengthier statement to come. “I am beyond words in gratitude,” the singer wrote. “Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. A million times over and forever thank you. The support I have received has left my face swollen from tears. I love you all so much. ❤️ A statement too large for this format is coming….”
And here is that statement in its entirety:
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.
But at this point, this issue is bigger than just about me.
I think about young girls today – I don’t want my future daughter – or your daughter – or any person to be afraid that they will be punished if they speak out about being abused, especially if their abuser is in a position of power.
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. There are places that will make you feel safe. There are people who will help you. I for one, will stand beside you and behind you. I know now how this all feels and will forever fight for you the way perfect strangers have been fighting for me.
Yes, I am very much a feminist, but more than that, I am a humanist. I believe in supporting my fellow human beings in being SAFE.
We’re all in this together. You are not alone.
I love you and thank you. ❤️
Just before she posted her appreciative message, Kesha gained another huge supporter in the form of Adele, who publicly declared her support in her BRIT Awards acceptance speech. Here’s a video clip:
After humbly acknowledging that it was an honor to be among the other nominees, Adele added: “I’d like to thank my management and 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. Thank you very much.”
Although her injunction was denied, Kesha’s case is still moving forward — as is Dr. Luke’s.