23,000 Women Have Signed a Petition Against Dr. Luke

Fans demand Sony Music cut ties with producer over #FreeKesha.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

The tally is 23,000 women (and counting) who are demanding that Sony Music get rid of Dr. Luke. The petition comes after the court denied Kesha's request for a temporary injunction that would have allowed her to end her contract over allegations that the producer sexually assaulted her while her case proceeds.

According to Variety Latino, more than 23,000 members of UltraViolet, a national women’s advocacy organization, are calling on Sony to end its relationship with Luke and to not renew its contract with his Kemosabe Records this year. “A survivor should never be legally required to work for the man who raped her. But unfortunately that’s the reality for pop star Kesha, and Sony Music executives are the ones that are allowing this to happen,” said Karin Roland, Chief Campaigns Officer for UltraViolet. “By continuing to force Kesha to work for Dr. Luke, Sony is sending a clear signal to music fans around the world – that they stand with rapists and against survivors.”

Singers like Demi LovatoTaylor Swift and Adele have come out in support of what's known as the #FreeKesha movement. Dr. Luke, who has created hits for stars like Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry, has spoken to deny all charges.

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