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#FreeKesha rally will protest outside Sony's NYC headquarters Friday

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Jillian Anthony

Many voices came out in support of musician Kesha after the Manhattan Supreme Court ruled she could not be released from her contract with Sony, though she claims she was drugged and raped by her producer Dr. Luke. Fans and celebrities took to Twitter to show their support of Kesha, including Lady Gaga, Lorde and Lena Dunham. Taylor Swift donated $250,000 to Kesha's legal fees, and a fan set up a GoFundMe to help Kesha buy out her contract that's raised $21,000 so far. Kesha has stated "I know I cannot work with Dr. Luke. I physically cannot. I don't feel safe in any way." Meanwhile, Dr. Luke has publicly said he did not rape her and has never had sex with her, and Kesha is required to make six more records for Sony. Sony has said Kesha does not have to work directly with Dr. Luke, but as Lena Dunham pointed out, there's significant issues to this "solution":

Imagine someone really hurt you, physically and emotionally. Scared you and abused you, threatened your family. The judge says that you don't have to see them again, BUT they still own your house. So they can decide when to turn the heat on and off, whether they'll pay the telephone bill or fix the roof when it leaks. After everything you've been through, do you feel safe living in that house? Do you trust them to protect you?

Now fans are taking it to the streets of New York with a planned protest outside of Sony's headquarters at 550 Madison Ave. From 10am to 2pm protestors (who've gotten almost 200,000 signatures on a petition for Sony to let Kesha out of her contract) will gather for a rally for the artist. All are welcome. 

This tweet says it all:

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