Adele became the latest artist to speak out in support of Kesha in the singer’s legal battle with producer Dr. Luke and Sony Music over her contract.
At Wednesday’s Brit Awards, after winning Best Female Solo Artist, Adele said in her acceptance speech, “I’d just like to take a quick moment to publicly thank my management and my record label for embracing the fact that I’m a woman and be encouraged by it. And I’d also like to take this moment to support Kesha. Thank you very much.”
Lorde, Demi Lovato, Best Coast, Kelly Clarkson, Grimes, Taylor Swift (the latter donating $250,000 to Kesha during this “trying time”) are among those who have backed Kesha in her fight against her alleged abuser and rapist Dr. Luke, who has denied all charges against him.
“All I ever wanted was to be able to make music without being afraid, scared, or abused,” Kesha wrote in a statement Wednesday that was released soon before Adele’s Brits speech. “This case has never been about a renegotiation of my record contract – it was never about getting a bigger, or a better deal. This is about being free from my abuser. I would be willing to work with Sony if they do the right thing and break all ties that bind me to my abuser.”
Watch video of Adele’s acceptance speech, via The Hollywood Reporter:
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— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 24, 2016