Kesha’s plea to nullify her contract refused

Ashley Hoang, Feature Editor

On February 19th, the Supreme Court denied music artist Kesha’s injection which plead for the nullification of her 6-album record label contract with Dr. Luke of Sony Music despite her filing a lawsuit for the attempted rape mad by her producer. The 28-year old artist accused Dr. Luke — whose real name is Luke Gottwald — of sexually assaulting her when she was merely 18 years old after a birthday party in California.

However, Gottwald and his lawyer denies such claims. According to their public statement, “Kesha never reported any purported abuse or rape to any law enforcement authority … and further swore under oath in another matter, while accompanied by her team of lawyers, that it never occurred.”

Christine Lepera, a lawyer for Dr. Luke, said in another public statement that the allegations against him “were asserted solely to extort money and gain contractual leverage.”

Despite judge’s’ refusal to cancel her contract, Kesha garnered mass support and sympathy from her fans as well as other music artists.

Fans created the hashtag “#FreeKesha” as a response to her loss while celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande posted this hashtag on their social media accounts.

Following the results, the Court ruled that Kesha will continue her record label contract with Sony Music. Whether or not Gottwald will continue to promote her music will be left to the company’s decisions.