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Kesha Makes First Statement Post Dr. Luke Court Hearing, "This Issue Is Bigger Than Just About Me"


Megan Vick

Kesha Sebert is making her first public statement since a New York judge denied the singer's request for an injunction on her recording contract with Sony and producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald last week. Sebert alleges Gottwald drugged and raped her ten years ago and continued to abuse her through their time working together.

"I'm so beyond humbled and thankful for all the support I've received from everyone. Words cannot really express the emotions I've gone through reading and seeing how amazing everyone has been to me," Kesha writes. "I can't believe that so many people all over the world took the time to show me support and love. Other entertainers who knowingly put their own careers at stake, I will be forever grateful."

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Since the ruling, numerous celebrities have spoken out in support of Kesha, using the #FreeKesha hashtag. Taylor Swift donated $250,000 to help with legal fees while Demi Lovato, Reese Witherspoon and Anne Hathaway also made social media posts voicing their support for Sebert to have the right to record music without Gottwald's involvement.

While Sebert's lawsuit against Gottwald still has a long way to go before finishing and the next court appearance isn't until May, the singer is aware that the injunction denial was a tough blow for herself and other victims of abuse looking up to her.

"Unfortunately I don't think that my case is giving people who have been abused confidence that they can speak out, and that's a problem," she wrote. "But I just want to say that if you have been abused, please don't be afraid to speak out. There are places that will make you feel safe. There are people who will help you. I for one, will stand beside you and behind you. I know now how this all feels and will forever fight for you the way perfect strangers have been fighting for me."

Gottwald has denied Sebert's allegations and filed a defamation counter suit. He also spoke out on Monday via Twitter to say he had done nothing wrong. "I didn't rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her. Kesha and I were friends for many years and she was like my little sister," he wrote in a series of tweets.

You can read Sebert's full post below.

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