Kesha: "The Support I Have Received Has Left My Face Swollen From Tears"
Kesha, the pop star currently embroiled in a legal fight to break a contract with Sony that, her legal team argues, would force her to work with her accused rapist, took to Instagram Tuesday to thank her supporters in the star's first public comments since a Manhattan judge ruled last week that she could not sever her relationship with the record label.
"I am beyond words in gratitude. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. A million times over and forever thank you," she wrote. "The support I have received has left my face swollen from tears. I love you all so much."
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She then promised that a longer statement would be forthcoming.
Kesha has accused Sony producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald of raping her a decade ago, allegations Gottwald has strenuously denied. Sony in turn has offered to ensure that the singer would not have to work with him directly again, while Kesha's legal team has countered that the label would marginalize her in deference to the powerful producer.
Kesha's case has drawn wide support from fans online as well as from her fellow music stars. On Sunday, news emerged that Taylor Swift, whose public image is strongly bound to feminism and women's rights, would donate $250,000 to Kesha to assist with legal and other fees. Kesha has also received the public backing of Lily Allen, Lorde, Lady Gaga, Grimes, Kelly Clarkson and Demi Lovato, Rolling Stone reported.
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