This week Kesha's request for an injunction in her contract with Sony Music, which would have allowed the singer to record music without her former producer Dr. Luke, was denied. Kesha has accused Dr. Luke of engaging in a pattern of sexual and emotional abuse over a decade (Dr. Luke has denied these allegations on Twitter).
Following the ruling, there has been a groundswell of outrage and support for Kesha. Her music industry peers rallied behind her, Taylor Swift covered $250,000 in legal fees, and artists have offered extra-contractual collaborations. Her fans have blown up the #FreeKesha hashtag on social media, urging Sony to allow Kesha to work with who she wants, how she wants. Kesha broke her silence since the ruling and shared a brief response on Instagram, grateful for the support and promising a longer statement soon.