What just happened to Kesha?
If you haven't been following along, singer Kesha - who also writes music for many popular artists - sued her former music producer, Dr. Luke from Sony Record Label, and things have turned for the worst.
Watching a sobbing Kesha in the courtroom after hearing that she lost the bid to be freed from her contract was sad to watch. Kesha claims her former producer drugged, sexually abused and psychologically tormented her.
Friday's decision wasn't the final word on their court fight in New York, to say nothing of related lawsuits in California and Tennessee.
"cannot work with this monster,"
"All of their horrific allegations of abuse, threats and other purported misconduct by me against Kesha are completely untrue and deeply hurtful,"
"he wants his name restored."
Seems Kesha has a long fight ahead of her and against a major corporation at that...
Some of her celeb friends are stepping up to the plate.
Taylor Swift's shown some solidarity by donating $250,000 to the cause.
" In a show of support, Taylor Swift has donated $250,000 to Kesha to help with any of her financial needs during this trying time;"Taylor's spokesperson confirmed.
but one fellow celeb who doesn't agree this is a suitable solution is Demi Lovato.
Demi's claimed she'd much rather 'start a dialogue' about abuse and 'speak up about shit' than donate her dollar, and it's all getting a bit ridiculous, to be honest. Sort of like a game of 'who's the better feminist,' which it isn't really about.
And that is just what some others did.. brought light to the issue.
Kesha's lawyer, Mark Geragos, asked a judge Friday to bar enforcement of the contract while the case plays out. While the companies said they're eager to see Kesha make and sell records, Geragos suggested they wouldn't promote anything Kesha might record without Dr. Luke.
Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich turned down the request, saying Kesha "is being given the opportunity to record."
Meanwhile, Dr. Luke and Sony have asked the judge to throw out many of Kesha's claims. Kornreich hasn't ruled.