Taylor Swift has demonstrated her support for fellow singer Kesha by donating $250,000 to help her ongoing legal battle with Sony.
Kesha is currently fighting to be allowed out of her record contract with Kemosabe Records, which is owned by Sony but created and run by producer Dr Luke, whom Kesha claims drugged and raped her when she was 18-years-old. She further claims that she was sexually and psychologically abused by Dr Luke for years after that.
On Friday, February 19, Kesha's legal request for an injuction that would allow her to continue recording music outside of her contract with Dr Luke was denied by a New York Supreme Court judge.
New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich justified her ruling as such: "You're asking the court to decimate a contract that was heavily negotiated and typical for the industry."
Kesha, now 28, left the court in tears.
Numerous singers have come out in support of Kesha, with many offering their support via social media. But Swift's generous donation is the most visible yet.
Kesha's mother was the first to reveal Swift's donation via her Twitter account, where she praised Swift for her goodwill.
"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," said a spokesperson for Swift.