New York: The singer Kesha vowed on Wednesday to help fellow women speak out against abuse as she fights to be released from a contract with a producer she accuses of rape.
Kesha last week lost one round in her battle as a New York judge refused to suspend her exclusive recording contract with Dr Luke's Kemosabe Records, which is part of the Sony Music conglomerate.
The 28-year-old singer has said in a lawsuit that Dr Luke, who has worked with leading stars including Katy Perry, drugged her and assaulted her sexually, physically and emotionally. (Also Read: Dr Luke Breaks Silence Over Kesha's Sexual Assault Allegations)
The producer, 42, whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald, has denied the allegations and in a counter-suit accused Kesha of trying to extort her way out of a contract.
Kesha, in a Facebook posting, rejoiced in the outpouring of support for her and said: "At this point, the issue is bigger than just about me."
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Adele, whose record-smashing new album 25 is distributed in the United States by Sony label Columbia Records, said on Wednesday at the Brit Awards in London: "I'd like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha."
Taylor Swift, one of the few contemporary artists whose sales come close to Adele's, recently announced a donation of $250,000 to help Kesha with legal expenses.