'#FreeKesha,' she tweeted after Wednesday's ruling against the pop star
After Kesha’s claims against producer Dr. Luke were thrown out of New York court, her supporters came out on social media to stand with the pop star. The messages were similar to the ones artists like Kelly Clarkson and Lady Gaga tweeted after Kesha was denied a preliminary injunction against him in February.
Following the ruling, Iggy Azalea shared a photo of the two of them riding horses and used the hashtag #FreeKesha.
“Me and the very funny @KeshaRose on defender and biz!” she wrote.
Wednesday’s decision effectively dismissed Kesha’s counterclaims against Sony and Dr. Luke, including that Dr. Luke’s alleged sexual assault of Kesha should be considered a “hate crime” against New York law. She was originally denied the preliminary injunction, which would have let her out of her contract with the producer, alleging that he abused her. Dr. Luke has denied the abuse claims repeatedly, however, and wrote on social media, “I didn’t rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her.”