On Friday, Kesha was hit with the devastating news that her injunction request against her producer/alleged rapist Dr. Luke would be denied. Kesha was left sobbing in the back of the courtroom, and much of the Internet was left fuming over what seemed to be a massive miscarriage of justice—if not legally, then morally.
Fortunately, Kesha is not without her supporters. Public statements hit the Twitterverse from the likes of Grimes, Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, Lily Allen, Lorde, and Demi Lovato. Now Taylor Swift has joined the cause with a huge splash, donating $250,000 to Kesha “to help with any of her financial needs during this trying time,” per a representative.
“When Taylor saw the heartbreaking courtroom photos of Kesha, it was then that she knew she needed to do something,” a source close to Swift told Rolling Stone. For those who have criticized Swift as a “fake feminist,” this should serve as notice that the superstar is willing to put her money where her mouth is.
We’ll have more for you on the Kesha case as it unfolds. Regardless of your opinion on her music, this is a critical moment for the rights of women in the music industry.