Taylor Swift donates $250K to Kesha during legal battle
In the future, when people speak about the legal-war between Kesha and her music-label, let it be known that Taylor Swift was there to help. After a troubling day in court for Kesha, Taylor Swift has stepped in to show her support for the singer/songwriter with a large donation to help cover the rising cost of her litigation.
It was reported this week that the ever-popular Taylor Swift has donated $250,000 to help Kesha with any “financial needs” that Kesha may have during her legal-battle with Sony and her producer.
This comes just days after a NYC judge ruled in favor of Sony Music and the music producer “Dr. Luke,” forcing Kesha to uphold her music contract.
“In a show of support, Taylor Swift has donated $250,000 to Kesha to help with any of her financial needs during this trying time,” a spokesperson for Swift told Billboard this week.
After the judge ruled against Kesha in court, fellow artists Ariana Grande, Lorde, Demi Lovato and Lady Gaga all showed their support for Kesha on social-media. Celebrities and fans from all around the world kept the #FreeKesha hashtag trending on Twitter for the better part of the weekend, leading up to Swift’s very sizable donation.
Kesha is accusing Dr. Luke of sexual assault, among other crimes, during her career with the producer. Kesha is also alleging that Sony sided with Dr. Luke after Kesha brought up the incident and is using that as the basis to terminate her music contract.
Kesha asked the judge to allow her to record new-music outside of the contract, but the judge ruled against Kesha and denied the injunction at this time. That court-case was held in NYC last week, after ruling Kesha broke down into tears. Kesha appeared in court with her mother on Friday, February 19th.
Since the ruling, celebrities and fans have continued to keep the #FreeKesha hashtag alive. At the time of this article there has been no word from Kesha since news broke about Taylor Swift’s surprising quarter-million in financial-aid.