In a show of solidarity with Kesha, Lena Dunham and Mariska Hargitay have joined Taylor Swift in supporting the singer as she faces a legal battle with her former producer, Dr. Luke.
Kesha, known for her hit songs such as "Tik Tok" and "Praying," has been embroiled in a legal battle with Dr. Luke, whom she alleges sexually and emotionally abused her. Despite Kesha's claims, a court denied her request to be released from her contract with Dr. Luke's record label, effectively preventing her from working with any other producer.
In response to this ruling, Taylor Swift donated $250,000 to Kesha to help with her financial needs during this difficult time. Swift’s gesture was met with praise from Kesha's fans and fellow celebrities, including Lena Dunham and Mariska Hargitay.
Lena Dunham, best known for her role in the TV series "Girls," took to Twitter to express her support, stating, "I stand with Kesha because she is a courageous, creative, and inspiring woman." Dunham further emphasized the need to stand up against the abuse of power and the silencing of women's voices. She called on others to show their support and urged her followers to join the movement using the hashtag #FreeKesha.
Mariska Hargitay, famous for her role as Olivia Benson on the TV show "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," also showed her support for Kesha by posting a picture on Instagram with the caption, "For many victims, speaking out against sexual assault and harassment is only the beginning of their journey to justice." Hargitay further expressed her admiration for Kesha's bravery and resilience.
The public display of support from Dunham and Hargitay comes at a time when the issue of sexual abuse and harassment is at the forefront of public discussion. In recent years, several high-profile cases, including the #MeToo movement, have shed light on the systemic abuse of power prevalent in the entertainment industry and beyond.
Kesha's legal battle with Dr. Luke has sparked a wider conversation about the treatment of women in the music industry and the challenges they face in speaking out against their abusers. The support from Dunham, Hargitay, and Swift not only highlights the importance of standing up against injustice but also sends a message to victims of abuse that they are not alone.
As the court battle continues, it remains to be seen what the outcome will be for Kesha. However, her fellow artists' support has undoubtedly provided her with a sense of empowerment and solidarity in her fight for justice and freedom to continue pursuing her music career.