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 *************” 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.

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