There have been new developments in the tragic case of Popstar Kesha and her battle with her alleged abuser. As we have previously reported here, Kesha has opened up about being emotionally, physically, and sexually abused by someone who is supposed to nurture her, producer Dr. Luke (full name Lukasz Gottwald).
Much to the dismay of Kesha (not to mention a number of other human beings), a judge ruled in favor of Dr. Luke and Sony, the parent company of Dr. Luke’s label that Kesha is currently signed to.
Just as we have learned from her persona, Kesha is not going to just let this fly by because she’s a fighter. Fittingly so, her and her lawyers have filed an appeal, according to E! Online, comparing the judges decision to keep her working with and tied to her abuser as a form of “slavery.”
According to the document obtained by the above source, her lawyers stated:
“First, the Court erred in basing its decision on its finding that Kesha could record without interference from Gottwald. Although it recognized that “slavery was done away with a long time ago” and that ‘[y]ou can’t force someone to work…in a situation in which they don’t want to work,’ the Court’s ruling requiring Kesha to work for Gottwald’s companies, purportedly without his involvement, does just that. As the Court itself recognized, ‘[i]t’s slavery. You can’t do that.'”
This is definitely not the end of all this so we’ll keep you posted with more updates!