Kesha urges abuse victims to speak up despite court failure

Kesha says she wants to be
Kesha says she wants to be "free" from Sony producer Dr Luke, not renegotiate a better record deal with the company. Bang Showbiz

KESHA says she just wants to be "free from my abuser".

A court recently ruled the Kesha must abide by her contract with Sony Music and Dr Luke despite her claims that she was sexually abused by the producer and Kesha insisted her court battle is about her own wellbeing and nothing to do with getting a better record deal.

Thanking fans for their support, she wrote on Facebook: "I'm so, so beyond humbled and thankful for all of the support I've received from everyone. 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."

Kesha also encouraged people who have been abused to speak up, even though her case has not gone the way she had hoped.

She added: "Unfortunately I don't think that my case is giving people who have been abused confidence that they can speak out, and that's a problem.

"But I just want to say that if you have been abused, please don't be afraid to speak out. There are places that will make you feel safe. There are people who will help you. I for one, will stand beside you and behind you. I know now how this all feels and will forever fight for you the way perfect strangers have been fighting for me.

Yes, I am very much a feminist, but more than that, I am a humanist. I believe in supporting my fellow human beings in being SAFE. We're all in this together. You are not alone."

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