Last weekend Kesha received a ruling on her legal battle against Dr. Luke and Sony.
The judge denied Kesha a court injunction to record new music outside of her record label, something the pop singer was fighting for due to her claims that she’d suffered sexual abuse.
The singer claims that Dr. Luke forced her to ‘take drugs and alcohol in order to take advantage of her sexually while she was intoxicated’. He was never criminally charged. Dr. Luke denies all of the allegations against him.
Luke has filed his own lawsuit against the pop star, claiming that Kesha has fabricated her allegations. He reportedly thinks that she is trying to extort him so that she can end her contract.
Now, Jaime King has come forward to share her own story.
Alongside a photo of herself aged 14, the model-turned-actress took to Instagram with the caption: ‘Thank you for the switch that went off inside finally when I realised my silence said I cannot hepl nor change and that is not who I am. I love you all very much for creating a safe space. The time is now, I was about 14 here, it started at 12.’
She goes on to thank her husband Kyle Newman, Lena Dunham for her ‘bravery’, Taylor Swift for ‘being there no matter what’ and Lady Gaga for prompting her to come forward after tweeting about her own story the day before.
Since, many of Jaime King’s followers seem to have been inspired to share their own experiences.
As for the reaction to Kesha’s case, many an A-lister have come out in support of the artist.
Lorde tweeted, ‘Standing with Kesha through this traumatic, deeply unfair time. Send good vibes her way, everyone.’
Demi Lovato also shared her feelings about the situation in a series of passionate tweets.
The Skyscraper singer began, ‘Frustrating to see women come forward with their past only to be shot down, not believed & disrespected for their bravery in taking action’.
She went on, ‘Someone tell me why anyone would ever feel brave enough to come forward if they are most likely to be ignored or called a liar?’
‘I’m also ready for self-proclaimed feminists to start speaking out or taking action for women’s rights.’
‘Women empowerment is speaking up for other women even when it’s something uncomfortable to speak up about.’
‘Women empowerment is taking action now, not when it’s convenient.’
‘Women empowerment is tweeting at 2:30 am knowing the consequences of these tweets and not giving a single f***’.
Many believe that some of Demi’s words might have been a subtle hit at Taylor Swift, who hasn’t spoken out about the case, but has instead offered Kesha $250,000 to support her legal fees.
Taylor’s spokesperson released a statement which reads, ‘In a show of support, Taylor Swift has donated $250,000 to Kesha to help with any of her financial needs during this trying time’.
Since the announcement was made, Demi tweeted another message, ‘Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed.’
After Swifty fans started to defend their idol on social media, Demi reportedly hit back on Instagram, writing in a comment on user proudofswift’s photo: ‘I didn’t shade Taylor. If you take it that way than fine. I’m just tired of seeing women use ‘women empowerment’ and ‘feminism’ to further brands without actually being the ones that have the uncomfortable conversations’.
So much drama.