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Music PopWrapped | Music

Kesha Denied Preliminary Injunction, Must Uphold Contract With Sony And Dr. Luke

Mike Nied | PopWrapped Author

Mike Nied

02/21/2016 8:10 am
PopWrapped | Music
Kesha Denied Preliminary Injunction, Must Uphold Contract With Sony And Dr. Luke | Kesha
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A judge ruled against Kesha's preliminary injunction and refuses to break her contract with Sony and Dr. Luke, regardless of her claims of sexual abuse...

Today (February 19) is not a good day for the Free Kesha campaign. In an ongoing battle between Kesha and Dr. Luke, the most recent win has gone towards the acclaimed producer. Early this morning Kesha met a judge in court with a request to have her contracts with Sony and Dr. Luke broken so that she could save her career. The case claimed that unless her contracts were broken, irreparable harm would be caused to Kesha and her career. 

Either Kesha would be forced to work with a man who sexually assaulted her, or she would be forced to sacrifice her career. 

Upon arriving at the case, Kesha was met by a horde of supporters bearing signs and shouting their support to the musician. The crowd is said to have been shouting "Kesha needs her freedom back, Dr. Luke is really whack," and the musician entered the hearing with a smile on her face.

Unfortunately, the judge did not share the view of Kesha's supporters, and she decided against supporting the request to break contract. Citing the fact that Sony will allow the artist to record without any input from Dr. Luke, she claims that "there has been no showing of irreparable harm." 

When it was pointed out that Sony had seemingly sided with Dr. Luke and would be unlikely to support future releases from Kesha, the judge still refused to back down. "My instinct is to do the commercially reasonable thing" the judge stated.

The musician was left in tears following the hearing.

In the days leading up to the court case, Kesha had been very active on her various social media accounts. In one photo the "We R Who We R" siren proclaimed "I have nothing left to hide." She continued, adding "I did this because the truth was eating away my soul and killing me from the inside. This is not just for me. This is for every woman, ever human who has ever been abused."

She also posted a photo with a fan and a personal letter she received from another thanking them for their support.

Kesha's fans have rallied behind the songstress, and they are making their opinions heard on social media following today's court decision. The #FreeKesha campaign is promoting boycotts of Sony and Dr. Luke, and they continue to support the "Tik Tok" musician.

This is not the end of the #FreeKesha campaign; however, it is a sad day for the singer.

What do you think about Kesha's case against Dr. Luke and Sony. How would you have ruled?


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