Is #FreeKesha Working?

Mar 14, 2016

If the rumors are to be believed, the #FreeKesha movement may have led to Sony dropping Dr. Luke.

Kesha 2014 Billboard Music Awards - photo credit Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Disney/ABC Television Group


If you haven't been following this story, the singer Kesha filed a lawsuit accusing her producer Dr. Luke of sexually abusing her. In February, Kesha was denied a preliminary injunction that would have allowed her to record music with someone other than Dr. Luke. Since then major female artists like Taylor Swift, Adele and Lady Gaga have voiced support for Kesha, and the #FreeKesha movement has consistently gained momentum.

Many fans are calling on Sony to release Kesha from the contract. Unfortunately that may not be a legal option, as Sony told the New York Times, “Sony has made it possible for Kesha to record without any connection, involvement, or interaction with Luke whatsoever, but Sony is not in a position to terminate the contractual relationship between Luke and Kesha.” Technically Kesha's contract is with Dr. Luke's company, which is why Sony is stating they are unable to take action.

However, Sony does a legal option when it comes to their work with Dr. Luke, who is under contract until 2017. Last week, The Wrap reported that Sony was dropping Dr. Luke. Dr. Luke has since denied it.

Kesha's fans aren't letting up on the pressure. On Friday they delivered a petition with more than 400,000 signatures to let Kesha out of her contract.

What do you think? Should Sony drop Dr. Luke? Should Kesha be allowed to break her contact? Leave a comment below!

Photo Credit: Disney/ABC Television Group, Frazer Harrison Getty Images via Flickr

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