#FreeKesha Lights Up Twitter as Singer Suffers Setback in Sex Assault Case

Singer loses injunction bid but gets lots of fan love and support

Last Updated: February 19, 2016 @ 12:42 PM

Kesha hit a roadblock in her legal battle against her producer and alleged abuser Dr. Luke on Friday — but she still has the support of her fans, who rushed to social media to display their allegiance with the singer.

A judge in New York has rejected Kesha’s bid for an injunction that would have allowed her out of her Sony contract, according to court papers obtained by TheWrap.

Kesha is suing Dr. Luke, claiming that he abused her sexually, mentally and physically. The producer has filed his own countersuit against her.

The singer had sought an injunction allowing her to record outside of her Sony contract, but the judge denied her request, saying that she can work with a producer other than Dr. Luke while still recording for Sony , according to TMZ.

On Friday, the hashtag #FreeKesha began to trend, as fans tweeted their support, as well as their dismay over the judge’s decision.

The singer posted a message to her fans on Thursday, thanking them for their encouragement.

“Tomorrow this is me + u guys. every one of you who has sent me sweet messages thoughts or energy. I am so grateful,” Kesha wrote.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.