Taylor Swift donates $250,000 to aid Kesha's legal battle

Kesha continues to receive support from fans and celebrities after being denied freedom from her record contract with an allegedly abusive producer

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 22 Feb 2016

Free Kesha now
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[Updated 23 February 2016] Dr Luke tweeted his side of the story yesterday. 


Taylor Swift donated $250,000 (approx, RM1,050,000) to Kesha on Sunday to support the latter, who was denied the termination of her six-album record contract with Sony music producer Dr Luke aka Lukasz Gottwald in a court hearing on Friday.

Kesha's mum Patricia Rose Sebert revealed Taylor's generous contribution in a tweet.

According to a lawsuit Kesha filed in October 2014, Luke had "sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abused" her for nearly 10 years since she signed on with Sony and its subsidiary label Kemosabe Records in 2005. She claimed that his mistreatment of her had resulted in an eating disorder. Dr Luke also filed a lawsuit in return, denying claims of his alleged abuse.

Dr Luke and Sony then offered Kesha the chance to work with another producer while remaining under the same contract at Kemosabe Records. The singer turned it down, fearing that her music would not be properly supported or promoted by Sony.

Currently, the court's decision dictates that Kesha will still have to produce six albums under Dr Luke and Sony before her contract is fulfilled. She broke down and cried at the hearing on Friday, but seems to have recovered a little since as she expressed her thanks for the support she has been receiving.

Meanwhile, Twitter is flooded with support for Kesha via the hashtag #FreeKesha.

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