By Amanda Wicks
Following news that Ke$ha requested an injunction regarding her lawsuit against Dr. Luke, her fans took to Twitter to express their support.
Using the hashtag #FreedomForKesha, fans stood in social media solidarity with the singer and demanded she be released from her contracts with Kemosabe Records.
Ke$ha’s lawyer compared her plight to that of Bill Cosby’s victims. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Mark Geragos said, “[Dr. Luke] used her, abused her, and that’s how he operates. Ask anybody who’s ever worked with him throughout all this litigation. I defy you to find one artist who has come to his defense.”
Dr. Luke’s legal team has been equally outspoken regarding the lawsuits. “It was Ke$ha who chose to file a lawsuit falsely alleging abuse to gain advantage in contract negotiations,” said the producer’s lawyer Christina Lepera in a statement Monday. “And now she must accept the consequences of her improper actions.”
That statement creates a victim blaming mentality, claimed Geragos, who said it would be similar to telling Cosby’s victims, “By coming out publicly, claiming they’re victims, they’ve caused their own problems.”