Kesha may be struggling with a horrific situation right now, but apparently Wendy Williams has all the answers. If Kesha wanted her allegations against Dr. Luke to be taken seriously, all she had to do was record the abuse as it was happening. Duh!
During The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, Wendy added in her two cents on the Kesha/Dr. Luke situation. Anyone who's been keeping up with proceedings knows that Kesha was denied release from her contract leading up to the trial with Sony, and that she's stuck in a pretty nightmarish situation. Even though she may be allowed to work with other producers, she now has to deal with the very real possibility that she'll be blacklisted due to speaking up about her abuse.
According to Wendy though, that's her own fault.
"Unfortunately, business is business, and it sounds like it's fair," she said of the ruling. "If everybody complained because somebody allegedly sexually abused them and was ripping them off... contracts would be broken all the time."
Like, what? Before we go any further, can we just stop and take a second to acknowledge the fact that Wendy Williams just implied that most people who come forward about the sexual abuse they've encountered are lying, and it's nothing to take seriously?
I wish she had just left it there, but no.
She continued, "Kesha's no spring chicken. I mean she's, like, 30 years old or something like that? She wasn't stupid 10 years ago and neither was her mother when the sexual abuse - alleged sexual abuse - started. Why weren't they rolling camera on it?"
There are so many things wrong here. Let me break it down for you, Wendy: women can still be taken advantage of and coerced into sexual situations even as adults, especially by men who hold power over them. There is no age limit on rape and sexual abuse. Recording what happens is not the obvious answer you make it out to be, because we all know that if Kesha had videotaped anything, then legions of folks would be calling it entrapment and claiming that if it really were abuse, she would have left rather than videotape it.
Wendy's statements are ridiculous, but more than that, they're dangerous. This is textbook victim-blaming, and Wendy should be ashamed of herself. The more people who use their platforms to make light of sexual abuse and discredit victims, the less likely sexual abuse victims are to come forward - and they're already unlikely to talk about it in the first place.
Catch a clip of Wendy's outrageous statements below.