Kesha Sings An Emotional Thank You Song For Supporters — VIDEO
Exactly a week after a judge declared that Kesha cannot break her contract with Sony and producer Dr. Luke (real name: Lukasz Gottwald), her lawyer, Mark Geragos, has shared a clip of Kesha singing a new emotional song that seemingly thanks everyone who has rallied around her and shown incredible support for the singer in the wake of the decision. The 27-second video features an emotional Kesha pouring her heart into the lyrics, "Oh, I don't know what I would do without you, oh no. I don't know where I would be without you," laid over a guitar. Though Kesha's hits are usually party-girl anthems glittered with autotune, there is no denying the singer's raw talent, particularly in intimate performances such as this one.
"A special thanks to everyone who has had her back. #animals," Geragos captioned the video.
Since the judge's denial of the preliminary injunction, Kesha has received a wealth of support from fans and artists alike, with her beloved Animals rallying outside of the courtroom and protesting Sony (whose lawyer told the New York Times that they cannot break her contract with Dr. Luke but that they'd allow Kesha to record without him), and stars such as Taylor Swift donating $250,000 to help the singer with any financial troubles.
Kesha also thanked fans in a lengthy post shared on Facebook on Wednesday. "I'm so, so beyond humbled and thankful for all of the support I've received from everyone. Words cannot really express the emotions I've gone through reading and seeing how amazing everyone has been to me," Kesha wrote. "I can’t believe that so many people all over the world took the time to show me support and love. Other entertainers who knowingly put their own careers at stake by supporting me, I will be forever grateful.
In October 2014, Kesha sued Dr. Luke for allegedly raping and sexually and emotionally abusing her. Dr. Luke has repeatedly denied these allegations and has countersued Kesha for defamation.
Following the court's ruling on Kesha's injunction, Dr. Luke's attorney released a statement to Rolling Stone, which reads:
The New York County Supreme Court on Friday found that Kesha is already "free" to record and release music without working with Dr. Luke as a producer if she doesn’t want to. Any claim that she isn’t "free" is a myth. The sound decision Friday by the Court in denying Kesha's motion for an injunction made it clear Kesha's allegations of purported abuse were unconvincing and that she had no basis to void record contracts and copyrights… The goal of Kesha's counsel throughout has been to obtain a more lucrative contract through a shameless campaign of outrageous claims they will never stand behind in a court of law.
As Dr. Luke has said repeatedly, the allegations against him are outright lies that have been advanced to extort a contract renegotiation and money. Kesha and her counsel have cavalierly subjected Dr. Luke and his family to trial by Twitter, using a vicious smear campaign to ruin his reputation for financial gain while failing to support their claims… It will further be shown that the incidents alleged never happened.
Kesha's lawyer released the following statement to Billboard in October 2014 when she sued the producer:
This lawsuit is a wholehearted effort by Kesha to regain control of her music career and her personal freedom after suffering for ten years as a victim of mental manipulation, emotional abuse and sexual assault at the hands of Dr. Luke. The facts presented in our lawsuit paint a picture of a man who is controlling and willing to commit horrible acts of abuse in an attempt to intimidate an impressionable, talented, young female artist into submission for his personal gain. Kesha is focused on moving her life and her career beyond this terrible time.
As for Sony, an attorney for the company told the New York Times,
Sony has made it possible for Kesha to record without any connection, involvement or interaction with Luke whatsoever, but Sony is not in a position to terminate the contractual relationship between Luke and Kesha. Sony is doing everything it can to support the artist in these circumstances, but is legally unable to terminate the contract to which it is not a party.