Sexual Assault Legal Battle: Kesha Will Find Out Her Fate Soon
After years of having her career suspended in legal limbo, pop star Kesha will finally learn her music’s fate Tuesday when her sexual assault injunction hearing goes before the New York Supreme Court.
The singer announced the update on Instagram with an image of an overpass with “life’s full of bumps” graffitied on it. She captioned the photo with the following message,
The universe is speaking to me today. I am filled with so much anxiety and hope and nerves and doubt and all my emotions are going crazy. if u pray, I could use one this week. I find out the fate of my career Tuesday…
In October 2014, Kesha filed a lawsuit against estranged producer Dr. Luke accusing him of sexually assaulting her for 10 years. Despite the allegations, Sony refused to release the singer from her contract with Kemosabe Records label that obligates her to complete three more studio albums with Dr. Luke. As a result Kesha’s career has been put on pause since she has been unable to to release any new music for over two years because she refuses to work with her alleged abuser.
The pop star has been keeping her eager fans updated on her plight with regular posts on her social media accounts.
— Kesha | FOTP (@FOTPKesha) January 25, 2016
Over the weekend the fan account @KeshaTODAY distributed a cellphone video message in which Kesha sings “Amazing Grace” telling fans, “I can’t put out new music, but I can sing a little something of someone else’s songs.”
Despite the lack of new music, Kesha’s fans have stood by her side and supported her fight. They even created an online petition with over 110,000 signatures and viral hashtags such as #FreeKesha, #FreedomforKesha, and #SonySupportsRape to protest the injustice. In support of her upcoming court case, her supporters have also planned a protest outside of the New York courthouse for the day of her hearing.
Despite the circumstances, Kesha has put on a brave face for the public by trying to keep a positive outlook on the proceedings, but it’s unclear how the court will decide in her injunction hearing. Unfortunately for fans, if a resolution can’t be made, this could spell the end for her career.
Winter storm Jonas has pushed Kesha’s hearing back a couple weeks. The singer informed supporters Monday afternoon with a picture of a heart on her Instagram captioned,
I love everyone. Thank you for your support. Due to travel problems with the weather it’s been postponed until feb 19.