Demi Lovato offers support to ‘brave and beautiful’ Kesha

Kesha is in a legal battle with producer Dr Luke following rape allegations

Demi Lovato has added her voice to those speaking out in support of Kesha as the pop star battles producer and mentor Dr Luke in court.

As previously reported, singer Kesha has accused Dr Luke of drugging and raping her a decade ago. On Friday (February 19), she was denied an exit from her recording contract with the producer by the New York Supreme Court.

Following the controversial decision, the likes of Lorde, Lady Gaga, Grimes, Lily Allen and Ariana Grande have offered their support. Taylor Swift has donated Β£175,000 to help Kesha’s legal battle.

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Demi Lovato has now taken to Twitter to address the situation, using the hashtag #FreeKesha and writing: “This is only gonna make you stronger, you brave and beautiful girl. Prayers are with you.”

Lovato then added: “Frustrating to see women come forward with their past only to be shot down, not believed & disrespected for their bravery in taking action… Women empowerment is tweeting at 2:30 am knowing the consequences of these tweets and not giving a single fuck.”

See Lovato’s tweets in full beneath.

In October 2014, Kesha filed a lawsuit against her long-time producer Dr Luke for “mental manipulation, emotional abuse and sexual assault”, and was looking to be freed from her contract with him.

Kesha had previously said that her career is “effectively over” following delays in the case, with the preliminary injunction papers stating that the singer’s brand value had fallen “past the point of no return.”