Kesha Tells Supporters 'The Issue Is Bigger Than Just Me' in New Facebook Post
Kesha took to Facebook to thank her supporters after losing a court battle that prevented her from getting out of a contract with a music producer who she accuses of drugging and sexually abusing her.
"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,” she wrote on Wednesday.
Kesha, whose real name is Kesha Rose Sebert, alleged that producer Lukasz Sebastian "Dr. Luke" Gottwald "sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abused" abused her for ten years.
The singer wrote: “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.”
Gottwald denies the allegations and has not been charged with any crime.
Adele expressed support for Kesha while accepting Best Female Solo Artist at Wednesday night’s BRIT Awards in the U.K.
Lady Gaga, who will perform at Sunday’s Oscars, continues to support Kesha posting on Instagram.
Gaga will be introduced by Vice President Joe Biden, who is working to amplify his message against campus sexual assault and is expected to make a call for sexual assault awareness.
Law & Order SVU actress Mariska Hargitay also showed her support on Twitter:
For many survivors, speaking out is the hardest part. It’s also only the first step. Sending u strength @KeshaRose as u move through this.— Mariska Hargitay (@Mariska) February 23, 2016
Hargitay advocates for rape victims through her Joyful Heart Foundation charity.
Fun. musician Jack Antonoff, who co-wrote and produced three songs on Taylor Swift’s Grammy-winning 1989 record, took to Twitter to lend a hand to the “TiK ToK” singer.
hey @kesharose -- don't know what the legal specifics are, but if you want to make something together & then leak it for everyone I'm around— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) February 22, 2016