Kesha Fans Protest Outside Sony Music’s Headquarters

The Animals are out in full force.

Kesha’s supporters flocked to the streets of New York City on Friday (Feb. 26, 2016) to support the singer after her label released a statement saying they are not responsible for keeping her locked in her contract with her alleged abuser, music producer Dr. Luke. Protestors started to gather at Sony Music Entertainment’s headquarters in Manhattan early morning with signs pleading the record company to let release Kesha from her contract with Dr. Luke’s partnership label with Sony Music, Kemosabe Records.

Clearly outraged by Sony’s indifference to Kesha’s rape accusations, fans started picketing and chanted for the record label to change their minds and “free Kesha.”

Earlier this week, Sony Music released its first statement about Kesha since a judge denied an injunction to end her contract with Dr. Luke on Feb. 19.

“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,” a lawyer for the company told the New York Times. “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.”

Multiple artists have publicly threw their support for Kesha, including Adele, Lady Gaga, Jack Atonoff, and Zedd. Taylor Swift also donated $250,000 to the “Timber” crooner to help cover her legal fees.

Meanwhile, Dr. Luke has continued to deny allegations that he sexually abused his former collaborator.

Tags: Dr. Luke, Kesha
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