Kesha has been indefinitely silenced but her voice has never been louder, says Lena Dunham.
In a blistering essay published on her website Lenny, the Girls creator has slammed the court ruling to keep the singer locked in a record contract with Dr Luke (Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald), the man who she says raped and abused her for a decade.
Dunham writes over feeling physically ill over the outcome of Kesha’s case, saying she experienced the “special brand of nausea that comes when public events intersect with your most private triggers”:
“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?”