Celebrities continue to publicly pick sides in the sexual assault case
The events surrounding the sexual assault case brought by Kesha to her producer Dr. Luke continue to expand as more and more celebrities pile on their public support of the artist.
Last week it was ruled that Kesha must remain within her contract with Dr. Luke, despite Kesha claiming that he had sexually assaulted her throughout their working careers together.
Celebrities including Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato and Iggy Azalea took to Twitter to announce their support of Kesha, while Taylor Swift donated $250,000 to the singer to assist her "financial needs".
Today, another celebrity has publicly announced her support of Kesha, as well as taking a stance on the entire system of fear and power being abused; Girls' star Lena Dunham.
In an open essay for LennyLetter.com, Dunham states:
"When I saw the outcome of Kesha's court case last Friday, I felt sick. Actually sick — I wanted to ask my Uber to pull over so I could throw up in a New York City trash can. The photos of her beautiful face crumpled with tears, the legally necessary but sickening use of the word "alleged" over and over in reference to the assault she says she remembers so vividly — it all created a special brand of nausea that comes when public events intersect with your most private triggers. I last experienced this when Rolling Stone botched a campus-assault narrative and as a result left millions of women exposed to doubt. I cried in a mini-mall in Brussels, imagining all the college-age girls suddenly changing their minds about coming forward against their rapists."
Following from Kesha's announcement that she will never feel safe working with Dr. Luke again, Dunham reacts:
"Sony could make this go away. But instead the company has chosen to engage in a protracted legal battle to protect Gottwald's stake in Kesha's future. Although the company insists that Kesha and Gottwald never need to be in a room together and that he will allow her to record without his direct involvement, they are minimizing what Kesha says regarding how Gottwald's continued involvement in her career would affect her physical well-being and psychological safety."
You can read Dunham's entire essay on the topic right here.