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Kesha's quest for justice reached the New York State Supreme Court on April 6, only to leave the singer on the losing side, yet again.

Kesha. Source:
Kesha. Source:

In this particular case, the 29-year-old singer charged her producer, Dr. Luke, with having committed human rights violations and hate crimes when he drugged, raped, and emotionally abused her. Judge Shirley Werner Kornreich dismissed the allegations on the grounds that:

"Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime."

Kornreich continued her deposition by saying:

"Her [Kesha's] claims of insults about her value as an artist, her looks and her weight are insufficient to constitute extreme, outrageous conduct intolerable in a civilized society."
Judge Shirley Werner Kornreich. Source:
Judge Shirley Werner Kornreich. Source:

Kornreich found further fault with Kesha's claims in that the statute of limitations had passed on incidents that took place in 2005 and 2008. The singer will be unable to appeal this decision, due to the fact that the incidents in question took place outside of New York State.

Dr. Luke. Source: The Verge
Dr. Luke. Source: The Verge

In February, Kesha faced further disappointment in court as a request for an injunction that would have allowed her to record outside of her contract was also denied. Then Sony and Dr. Luke attempted to negotiate, offering Kesha her freedom if she denied all claims of the rape and apologized for the "publicity stunt."

The pop star remains a beacon of strength to her legions of adoring fans, which include other celebrities like Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift pledging their support. She posted this selfie on Instagram three days ago:

The caption reads:

so. I got offered my freedom IF i were to lie. I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS behind closed doors. I will not take back the TRUTH. I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again.

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Sources: AP, The Wrap


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