Follow Up to the Kesha vs. Dr. Luke Case

So far in 2016, the case of Kesha and Dr. Luke has taken the media by storm and has launched a Twitter campaign to the masses. “#FreeKesha” seems to be trending almost every week now. This upsetting series of events seem to turn even sourer for the pop singer.

On April 3, Kesha posted on Instagram that she was offered her freedom if she apologized and took back her claims against her producer, Dr. Luke. Dr. Luke was brought to court over Kesha’s claims of sexual abuse towards her.

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Above it states: “So. I got offered my freedom IF I were to lie. I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS behind closed doors. I will not take back the TRUTH. I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again”.

According to a representative of Dr. Luke, Kesha is free to make music without Dr. Luke. The only thing that she is not allowed to do is “lie” about him.

Three days later on April 6, Kesha hit another wall with this case. According to the LA Times, a New York judge,“…dismissed parts of her case, denying the singer an emergency order to be let out of her recording contract with Sony Music Entertainment.”

This case is upsetting and exhausting for many parties involved. As this case further develops, let us hope Kesha gets the help she needs and she can focus on her music once again.

In the midst of all of this negativity in her life, Kesha was able to perform in front of a live audience for the first time since the court case.

On Apr. 17 Kesha performed with Zedd to sing “True Colors” at the Coachella music and arts festival in California. Twitter and other social media sites showed their reactions to the pop singer returning to the stage.

Is this a glimpse of what is to come in Kesha’s future? We hope that her musical career from now on is as bright as her Coachella performance.






Rachael Sheller

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