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Taylor Swift donates $250,000 to Kesha as a ‘show of support’ following Sony contract court ruling



Taylor Swift has donated $250,000 to Kesha as a “show of support”.

The Blank Space hitmaker donated the cash, more than £176,000, after a court ruled Kesha could not break her exclusive contract with Sony Records.

Tik Tok singer Kesha has been unable to make music for two years as she refuses to work with producer Dr Luke, who she claims sexually abused her. He strongly denies the claims.

Kesha’s mother, Pebe Sebert, praised Taylor on Twitter, writing: “Taylor Swift has just generously donated $250,000 to Kesha, as a show of support during this difficult time. AMAZING!!

A person’s wealth is not measured by what they have but by WHO they they help with it. And Taylor Swift is is a truly RICH PERSON. Thank you.

“Most important for Kesha, is that these beautiful, powerful women are standing behind her, letting the world see how powerful the truth is!(sic)”

A spokesperson for Swift said: “In a show of support, Taylor Swift has donated $250,000 to Kesha to help with any of her financial needs during this trying time.”

Following the news of Taylor’s generosity, Demi Lovato triggered a backlash for appearing to criticise the wealthy star.

She tweeted: “Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed,.”

However, she later insisted she “didn’t shade” the Shake It Off singer – who is worth an estimated $80 million – but felt frustrated at people who refuse to have “uncomfortable conversations” though are happy to use “feminism” to “further [their] brands”.

She wrote on Instagram: “I didn’t shade Taylor. If you take it that way than fine.

“I’m just tired of seeing women use ‘women empowerment’ and ‘feminism’ to further brands without actually being the ones that have the uncomfortable conversations.

“I get shade and I don’t give a f**k because someone has to be the one to take it. At least I’m getting my hands dirty.”

And the Cool For The Summer singer insisted she didn’t have the money to “just give” away, but would rather speak bluntly than try to be “politically correct 24/7.”

She wrote: “At least I’m talking about it. Not everyone has 250k to just give to people. Would love to but I didn’t grow up with money and def haven’t made as much as her.

“At least I speak up about s**t that’s uncomfortable to talk about rather than trying to be politically correct 24/7.

“There’s no ‘rivalry’ I just give more f***s than other people and would rather start a dialogue ABOUT WOMEN COMING FORWARD ABOUT BEING RAPED than throw money at one person.(sic)”

Following the court ruling against Kesha other stars have spoken out in support , with Lady Gaga tweeting: “There are people all over the world who love you @KeshaRose. And I can say truly I am in awe of your bravery.”

Ariana Grande added: “My heart is with @KeshaRose.”

Lorde added that she was standing by Kesha “through this traumatic, deeply unfair time”, while Lily Allen echoed the sentiment.

“My thoughts are with @KeshaRose today,” she wrote. “I’m sorry you’ve had to endure this experience.”