Anne Hathaway & Reese Witherspoon add their celebrity to Kesha’s cause.
We mentioned Sony might cave under the mounting pressure from female musicians rallying on Kesha’s side regarding her sexual abuse scandal with Dr. Luke, and now Hollywood is joining in. Actresses Anne Hathaway & Reese Witherspoon are the latest influential famous women talking about it, linking to Lena Dunham’s open letter detailing the entire ordeal in a brilliantly-written essay. Dunham mentions the flawed justice system:
“To be clear, Kesha’s case is about more than a pop star fighting for her freedom, or a $60 million investment in a shiny commercial career. It’s about more than whether Kesha can strap on her cool leotards and make another album, free from a man who she says terrifies her. It’s even about more than the systemic misogyny of the entertainment industry, or the way that women in music and film have long been controlled and coerced by abusive Svengalis and entities larger than themselves. (Think: the studio system of the ’40s and ’50s, when starlets were essentially chattel. Think: Ike and Tina Turner.) 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.”
Hathaway and Witherspoon took to Facebook to congratulate Dunham for highlighting this issue and proclaim their support for Kesha.
Hathaway wrote, “I stand with Kesha. If you are unfamiliar with the case, Lena Dunham does a brilliant job in this week’s Lenny explaining the nightmare in which Kesha finds herself. Kesha’s situation is just one of all-too-many examples of how the legal system in this country fails to protect victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, the vast majority of whom are women. Please share and add your voice and your support! #FreeKesha.”
Witherspoon agreed, saying “Thank you Lena Dunham for helping me understand Kesha’s case and standing up for all survivors of abuse #FreedomForKesha (#Repost from Lenny).”