The way we talk about Kesha has changed in the last few years. She's become the celebrity cause du jour after her motion asking the courts to release her from her contract with Sony and her alleged abuser Dr. Luke (real name Lukasz Gottwald) was denied. As celebrities line up to support her and thousands tweet with the hashtag #FreeKesha, it only takes a short trip down memory lane to see that the way we treat Kesha in 2016 is very different from how we treated her just a few years ago.
With a battle cry of #FreeKesha, A-list musicians and scores of fans are rallying behind pop star Kesha Rose Sebert after a New York judge Friday denied her request to get out of her contract with music producer Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald) – who she claims sexually abused her.
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Over the last two years, the often abysmal treatment of women in the music industry — from disenfranchisement to harassment to sexual assault — has finally received the kind of attention it deserves. In October 2014, singer-songwriter Kesha filed a lawsuit against Sony and producer Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald) for...