After thanking her fans on Instagram yesterday, Kesha made a longer statement about her ongoing trial this afternoon via Facebook. “I can’t believe that so many people all over the world took the time to show me support and love,” she writes. “Other entertainers who knowingly put their own careers at stake by supporting me, I will be forever grateful.”
“This case has never been about a renegotiation of my record contract,” she adds. “It was never about getting a bigger, or a better deal. This is about being free from my abuser. At this point, this issue is bigger than just about me. 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.”
Though she acknowledges that her own situation is unlikely to inspire hope, Kesha offers her support for other victims of abuse. “Please don’t be afraid to speak out,” she writes. “There are places that will make you feel safe. There are people who will help you. I for one, will stand beside you and behind you. I know now how this all feels and will forever fight for you the way perfect strangers have been fighting for me.”
Read the whole statement below. Dr. Luke recently shared his own thoughts on the case via Twitter.