Demi Lovato Speaks Out In Support Of Kesha

Christina Lee | February 21, 2016 10:54 am
Kesha Fans Express Outrage At Verdict
Kesha's fans express their outrage on Twitter when a judge ruled in favor of Dr. Luke.

The latest celebrity to voice their support for Kesha is Demi Lovato. Not only does she weigh in on Kesha‘s legal battle against Dr. Luke, but she challenges other “self-proclaimed feminists” to speak out.

Now more than a year ago, Kesha filed a lawsuit claiming that Dr. Luke “sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abused” her for a decade. She requested an injunction that would end her contract with Dr. Luke’s Sony imprint Kemosabe Records, which a judge for the Manhattan Supreme Court denied on February 19 — a decision that disappointed Demi.

“Frustrating to see women come forward with their past only to be shut down, not believed & disrespected for their bravery in taking action,” she said on Twitter. “Happens way too often. I’m ready for women to be taken just as seriously as men. Someone tell me why anyone would feel brave enough to come forward if they are most likely to be ignored or called a liar?”

The number of celebrities echoing #FreeKesha have multiplied since that hearing, to now include BrandyLily AllenLorde, Janelle MonaeIggy AzaleaSara BareillesWaleJack Antonoff, JoJo and Alessia Cara. Still, Demi calls for even more people — specifically, “self-proclaimed feminists” — to speak out. “Women empowerment is speaking up for other women even when it’s something uncomfortable to speak up about,” she says.

See all of Demi Lovato’s tweets supporting Kesha below.

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