In 2014, pop star Kesha “Ke$ha” Sebert bravely confessed to the public about her battle with eating disorders, showing audiences there’s more to the singer with the wild-party songs.
By opening this door, fans were exposed to the darker side of her career.
During the same year she came out about her eating disorder, she filed a lawsuit against her producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald for sexual, emotional, and mental abuse. She said her producer forced himself on her, without her knowledge or her consent, multiple times for a decade since she was 18. The filed lawsuit also included Sony for not reprimanding his behavior.
As a counterclaim, Gottwald argued that these “false claims” was Ke$ha trying to get out of her contract.
Due to the legal complications, Ke$ha “cannot work with music producers, publishers, or record labels to release new music” and “cannot sell merchandise, receive sponsorships, or get media attention” until it’s settled in court.
In learning this, fans showed support for the pop singer by tweeting #FreedomForKesha. Some argue this reaction to her suit is another form of victim blaming and supports rape culture.
To show Ke$ha your support– it’s okay if you don’t like her music– please sign the following petition.