Unless you have been living under a rock for the past couple months you have heard about the bitter allegations lodged by Kesha against Sony and "Dr" Luke. Kesha claims that Dr Luke (aka Lukasz Gottwald) drugged, raped, and emotionally abused her. As a result she was hoping that the courts would nullify her remaining six album contract with Sony.
Since the allegations went public there has been some intense reaction. There was the #FreeKesha campaign on social media, Taylor Swift had contributed $250,000 to Kesha, and there were rumours that Sony would release Dr Luke once his contract was up.
Unfortunately, this ordeal is far from over for Kesha. By far the most disturbing part of this ordeal for Kesha has to be the repeated victimization that has occurred since presenting her case to the courts.
According to a Reuters article the latest ruling by Supreme Court Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich (who in the initial ruling in February stated that Kesha was "free" to record with Sony) rubber stamped her original decision on Wednesday writing that "Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime." Last time I checked it's not the socially appropriate way to say I like you either.
As far as I am concerned they shouldn't be able to review their own decisions. I am supremely upset that this statement came from a female judge. "Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime." Yeah? Well FUCK you too!