On February 19, New York Supreme Court Justice, Shirley Kornreich, ruled against Kesha’s request for a preliminary injunction that would release her from her contract with Kemosabe Records, a label owned by Lukasz Gottwald, also known as Dr. Luke.
Kesha accused Dr. Luke of drugging and raping her in a lawsuit filed in 2014, according to The Daily News.
According to the Daily News report, Kesha alleged producer Lukasz (Dr. Luke) Gottwald once forced her to snort an illicit drug before a flight and then “continuously forced himself” on her.
In another instance, the singer claimed Gottwald forced her to drink with him and then slipped her a date-rape drug disguised as “sober pills,” according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Since being denied leave from her contract and the news breaking, there has been an outpouring of support on social media for the star.
Fellow female star Taylor Swift reached out to Kesha this week and gifted her with financial support of $250,000.
Dunham penned an essay for her newsletter “Lenny,” which addressed Kesha’s case and the issues with the American legal system and how cases such as this are handled.
The “Girls” star states, “What’s happening to Kesha highlights the way that the American legal system continues to hurt women by failing to protect them from the men they identify as their abusers. We are not scared anymore of losing what we worked for, of being targeted and silenced by men in power.”
“The women in the music industry speaking out for Kesha are proof. And their words will reverberate, inspiring the young women watching them for clues about the good life to speak up too. Soon, no one will accept shame and fear as the status quo,” she exclaimed in the newsletter.
Kesha’s continues to fight for her freedom against Dr. Luke.