Kesha's Legal Battle: 23 Celebs Who Joined the #FreeKesha Movement

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Stars are coming out left and right to support Kesha, who is embroiled in a legal battle with Dr. Luke, the music producer who she accused of sexually, emotionally and physically abusing her.

A judge denied the singer's request to be released from her recording contract under Dr. Luke's label, meaning she is legally obligated to record six more albums under her alleged abuser's direction.

Since the ruling, the pop singer has received an outpouring of support from fans and celebrities alike. Here are some of the stars who have publicly spoken out to #FreeKesha.

1. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga
The day of the fateful ruling, Lady Gaga quickly took to Twitter to express support, tweeting, "There are people all over the world who love you @KeshaRose. And I can say truly I am in awe of your bravery." In 2014, Lady Gaga revealed she had been raped by a music producer as well.

2. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift donated money toward Kesha's cause. "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 representative for Swift wrote in a statement.

3. Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato tweeted prayers for Kesha, but also took a stand in a series of posts expressing her frustration over sexism in the legal system. "Frustrating to see women come forward with their past only to be shot down, not believed & disrespected for their bravery in taking action."

4. Adele

Adele
Adele made room in her acceptance speech when she won a BRIT Award for best British Female Solo Artist. She first thanked her management and record label for "embracing the fact that I'm a woman and being encouraged by it," then added, "I'd also like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha."

5. Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham expressed her disgust about Kesha's case in her newsletter Lenny. "When I saw the outcome of Kesha's court case last Friday, I felt sick," she wrote, and ended her essay with the hope that "soon, no one will accept shame and fear as the status quo."

6. Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway took to Instagram and wrote, "I stand with @iiswhoiis [Kesha's Instagram handle]." She directed fans to read Lena Dunham's essay on the subject, then wrote, "Kesha's situation is just one of all-too-many examples of how the legal system in this country fails to protect victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, the vast majority of whom are women."

7. Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple
Fiona Apple posted this photo of herself holding a sign reading, "Kesha - I am so angry for you. They were wrong. I'm so sorry."

8. Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus reposted Fiona Apple's photo to her Instagram account. The former Hannah Montana star evidently echoed Apple's exact sentiments.

9. Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg
Rapper Snoop Dogg also let Fiona Apple's sign do the talking for him and re-posted her photo on Twitter.

10. Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon
Another star impressed with Lena Dunham's essay, Reese Witherspoon posted this message to Instagram: "Thank you @lenadunham for helping me understand the #Kesha case and for standing up for all survivors of abuse." She added the hashtag "#FreedomForKesha."

11. Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande expressed her support on Twitter after hearing the court's ruling, tweeting, "My heart is with @KeshaRose."

12. Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson also expressed her support and frustration on Twitter, writing, "Trying 2 not say anything since I can't say anything nice about a person... so this is me not talking about Dr. Luke."

13. Lorde

Lorde
Following the judge's denial of Kesha's request, Lorde tweeted, "Standing with @KeshaRose during this traumatic, deeply unfair time. Send good vibes her way everyone."

14. Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert
Adam Lambert tweeted simply, "Chin up @KeshaRose - thinkin of u. #FreeKesha"

15. Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles
Sara Bareilles kept it short and to the point, tweeting, "I send you love @KeshaRose."

16. Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay took to Twitter as well to commend Kesha on her bravery, writing, "For many survivors, speaking out is the hardest part. It’s also only the first step. Sending u strength @KeshaRose as u move through this."

17. Jack Antonoff

Jack Antonoff
Songwriter and producer Jack Antonoff offered to help Kesha continue to make music without Dr. Luke. He tweeted, "hey @kesharose -- don't know what the legal specifics are, but if you want to make something together & then leak it for everyone I'm around." He then added, ".. @kesharose or just make something and wait on it till that creep can't block you anymore. standing offer ..."

18. Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea also sided with Kesha, tweeting, "If two people dont want to be in business with one another it seems very cruel for one to hold the other in a contract." She then added, "Im not accusing anyone of anything, but i believe Kesha deserves the ability to move forward, create and earn a living."

19. Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson
Actress Mara Wilson not only defended Kesha, but slammed the music industry in this tweet: "There's a quote, I believe from John Fogerty: "The music industry is so corrupt it makes Hollywood look like a charity organization." #Kesha"

20. Lily Allen

Lily Allen
Joining the Twitter army fighting for Kesha, Lily Allen wrote, "My thoughts are with @KeshaRose today. I'm sorry you've had to endure this experience."

21. Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae
Also joining the Twitter fight was Janelle Monae, who tweeted, "I try not to comment on other artists' matters 4 lots of reasons but as an artist & young woman in this industry my heart goes out 2kesha."

22. Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho
Comedian Margaret Cho got fired up, tweeting, "I hate what's happening to @KeshaRose but I LOVE the overwhelming SUPPORT+LOVE her fans have shown. She got ARMIES READY 2 FIGHT #FreeKesha." She later added, "I love the RAGE from all you beautiful young people - you won't let her down. I'm inspired by all of you! #FreeKesha#thefutureisverybright."

23. Nev Schulman

Nev Schulman
Nev Schulman, host of MTV's Catfish, tweeted, "So messed up. #FreeKesha," and included a link to an article on the verdict.

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