Taylor Swift Donates $250000 To Kesha In Support Over Dr Luke Rape

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Taylor Swift Donates $250000 To Kesha In Support Over Dr Luke Rape
Taylor Swift Donates $250000 To Kesha In Support Over Dr Luke Rape
  • Taylor Swift donated a quarter million dollars to Kesha on Sunday to support the singer as she battles to get out of a contract with Dr Luke
  • Kesha alleges that mega-hit producer Dr Luke drugged and raped her 
  • Not everyone was impressed with the gesture as 'Confident' singer Demi Lovato took to Twitter making subtle jabs at Taylor for staying quiet 
  • Even though a judge ruled against Kesha's motion to get out of her contract with Sony, the decision is not the end of the case  

Taylor Swift gave some financial assistance to fellow pop star Kesha on Sunday as she battles to get out of a contract with Dr. Luke, whom she has accused of sexually assaulting her.

Taylor donated $250,00 to Kesha in a 'show of support' for the singer, but has yet to come out with a public statement like numerous other female singers. 

A representative for Swift confirmed on Sunday night that Swift had donated the cash to help Kesha in her legal battle with Dr. Luke, the megahit producer. 

Taylor Swift donated $250,000 to Kesha in a 'show of support' as the singer battles Dr Luke in court
Devastated: Pop star Kesha is pictured leaving court on Friday after a judge ruled she must continue working at Sony where producer Dr Luke, who she alleges drugged and raped her, is still employed

Taylor Swift donated $250,000 to Kesha as a show of support for the singer who is battling to get out of a contract with mega-producer Dr Luke after the 'Tik Tok' singer alleged he sexually assaulted her

Tears: Kesha could not control her emotions and broke down in tears after the judge delivered her ruling

Tears: Kesha could not control her emotions and broke down in tears after the judge delivered her ruling

On Friday, Kesha sobbed in court as a judge denied her bid to get out of her contract with Dr. Luke, who has worked with artists ranging from Britney Spears to Katy Perry to Nicki Minaj. 

The judge in New York declared that Kesha, 28, must honor her contract with Sony even though she has claimed that producer Dr. Luke had drugged and sexually assaulted her.

Dr. Luke has denied Kesha's allegations, accusing the 'Tik Tok' singer of fabricating the charges to get out of the contract.

Not a good day: Kesha looked distraught outside the State Supreme Court in New York City on Friday

Not a good day: Kesha looked distraught outside the State Supreme Court in New York City on Friday

Celebrity support: Lady Gaga (L) and Ariana Grande were quick to tweet messages of support for Kesha
Celebrity support: Lady Gaga (L) and Ariana Grande were quick to tweet messages of support for Kesha
Celebrity support: (L-R) Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and Lorde were quick to tweet messages of support for Kesha

Celebrity support: (L-R) Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and Lorde were quick to tweet messages of support for Kesha 

'I am in awe of your bravery': Lady Gaga, who has spoken out about being raped in the past,  was among the first to tweet about the judge's decision

'I am in awe of your bravery': Lady Gaga, who has spoken out about being raped in the past,  was among the first to tweet about the judge's decision

Kesha has her heart: Ariana Grande, who has worked with Kesha, also voiced support for the singer

Kesha has her heart: Ariana Grande, who has worked with Kesha, also voiced support for the singer

'Traumatic and deeply unfair': Lorde made it very clear which side she was on

'Traumatic and deeply unfair': Lorde made it very clear which side she was on

While the court decision is not the final judgment in the case, the decision has led to an outpouring of support for Kesha on social media from other celebrities, including Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and Kelly Clarkson, who once worked with Dr. Luke.

However, not everyone is so thrilled with Taylor's 'show of support'.

Demi Lovato, who fired off a Tweetstorm on Sunday about Kesha, threw shade at Swift who is a self-proclaimed feminist yet one of few female pop stars to remain quiet about Kesha's case.

Demi Lovato decided to speak out on the subject of women empowerment and launched a posted a series of tweets calling for women to be 'taken seriously' while also throwing shade at Taylor Swift for staying quiet 

Demi Lovato decided to speak out on the subject of women empowerment and launched a posted a series of tweets calling for women to be 'taken seriously' while also throwing shade at Taylor Swift for staying quiet 

This is allegedly Demi's first dig at Taylor, a self-proclaimed feminist, for not speaking out publicly for Kesha

This is allegedly Demi's first dig at Taylor, a self-proclaimed feminist, for not speaking out publicly for Kesha

Tweetstorm: Lovato, 23,said it's time society stopped ignoring women and it's time for women to make their voices heard

Tweetstorm: Lovato, 23,said it's time society stopped ignoring women and it's time for women to make their voices heard

Demi followed up her previous tweets with this post after Taylor made the generous donation to Kesha 

Demi followed up her previous tweets with this post after Taylor made the generous donation to Kesha 

The Confident singer and songwriter posted 10 tweets Sunday in which she spoke about the way women are treated when they come forward and speak out about things that have happened to them.

After news of Taylor's donation broke, Demi hopped back on twitter to fire off another tweet asserting her cash wasn't good enough. 

'Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I'll be impressed,' she wrote seeming to refer to Taylor's donation. 

Some fans on social media have come to Taylor's defense, saying because she was at her best friend's wedding over the weekend, she likely wasn't on Twitter. 

A rep for Kesha did not immediately return a message seeking comment on Swift's donation.