Kesha's fate in music was decided by a judge Friday morning, and it's unfavorable.
Kesha is suing Dr. Luke for sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abusing her for nearly a decade and urged a judge to release her from her contract with Luke before her career suffers irreparable damage. By the judge denying her preliminary injunction, Kesha must record several more albums with her alleged abuser. Dr. Luke fought back, filing a countersuit that claimed Kesha and her mother Pebe Sebert planned on extorting him by threatening to go public with said abuse claims if he didn't release Kesha from her contract which would give her publishing rights to her music and allow her the freedom to record elsewhere. New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich granted Pebe's motion to dismiss Luke's claims against her, however Luke also filed a suit against Pebe in Tennessee, which remains unsettled.
Here she was all smiles on the way inside:
According to a reporter inside the hearing, the judge stated: "There has been no showing of irreparable harm. She’s being given opportunity to record." Luke claims he put $60 million into her career. "You're asking the court to decimate a contract that was heavily negotiated and typical for the industry," adding "my instinct is to do the commercially reasonable thing."
Kesha sat in tears after the verdict.
Fans rallied for Kesha outside the courthouse, holding signs that read "FREE KESHA" and "Dr. Luke is a piece of shit" and chanted "Kesha needs her freedom back, Dr. Luke is really whack."
On Thursday, Kesha Tweeted: "I did this because the truth was eating away my soul and killing me from the inside," she wrote, adding: "this is not just for me. this is for every woman, every human who has ever been abused."
Naturally, fans took to Twitter to express their concern.
how much money is Kesha actually making Sony? Why are they so desperate to keep her under that contract?
— ️ (@mindofsmine) February 19, 2016
ALL pop stars who preach about feminism should give Kesha their support now
— nadir™ (@shesIosthim) February 19, 2016
The ruling in Kesha's case today proves a major flaw in the system. They told her you can't prove your abuse so it's not real..... Disgusted
— Garrett Madison (@GarrettMadison) February 19, 2016
Kesha has been through hell and back. Bbg just wants to be able to get out of her record deal with Sony. & she should be able too.
— cierra (@baldheadedmani) February 19, 2016
Just bc everyone is supporting kesha in her hard time doesn't mean it's a bandwagon
— rahul (@wiIdfireremix) February 19, 2016
Kesha is the most amazing kind hearted person ever to walk this god damn planet she doesn't deserve this. Not one bit.
— erica (@pocmalik) February 19, 2016
I'm a little scared for Kesha. I don't know what her state of mind is, but....damn.
— Odenigbo (@Chimichamu) February 19, 2016
— Kesha (@Kesha_Rose16) February 19, 2016