The #FreeKesha movement takes to the streets.
Supporters of Kesha are planning a protest outside the New York headquarters of Sony Music on Friday (February 25) to demand the artist’s release from her contract with Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records.
“The #FreeKesha movement has shaken the pop culture community,” said organiser Lacey Kohlmoos in a statement to Billboard.
“Whether or not Kesha’s music affected someone personally, this case represents the unfair treatment of sexual assault survivors around the globe. It is important for Sony to see the uproar they have caused, so protesters are bringing it right to their front door.”
The protest takes place between 10am and 12pm local time in front of Sony’s headquarters at 550 Madison Ave.
Kesha yesterday posted an emotional statement on Facebook, claiming the decision will make young victims of abuse afraid to speak out.
“I think about young girls today – I don’t want my future daughter – or your daughter – or any person to be afraid that they will be punished if they speak out about being abused, especially if their abuser is in a position of power,” Kesha said.
“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.”
Dr. Luke has denied Kesha’s allegations, saying: “Any claim that she isn’t ‘free’ is a myth. “