Kesha’s efforts to avail herself from her contract with Sony and Dr. Luke, who she says sexually assaulted her, came to a halt Wednesday after a judge threw out her appeal to be freed from her contract by emergency injunction.

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Additionally, the judge denied Kesha’s argument that she was the victim of a hate crime, stating, via TMZ:

“Although [Luke’s] alleged actions were directed to Kesha, who is female, [her claims] do no allege that [Luke] harbored animus toward women or was motivated by gender animus when he allegedly behaved violently toward Kesha.”

The judge ended with this ... “Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime.”

Earlier this week, Kesha claimed on Instagram that she was “offered my freedom” from Dr. Luke if she apologized and said that she “never got raped.” In today’s appeal of a judge’s ruling for Sony in February, lawyer Mark Geragos argued that her contract was akin to “slavery,” stating that by keeping Kesha in a contract with Luke in which her career depended upon working with him, Sony was enslaving her. The court dismissed that argument in New York; according to TMZ, she has filed a similar suit against Dr. Luke in Los Angeles.


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