Watch out, Sony — the Kesha Army has you surrounded!
Fans of the “Tik Tok” singer descended on Sony’s offices in New York City on Friday, to show support for Kesha and protest the singer’s inability to be released from her contract, EW.com reports.
The protest was organized by @KeshaTODAY, a Twitter account run by college student Michael Eisele.
Kesha is suing her producer, Dr. Luke, along with Sony, claiming that the producer sexually and emotionally abused her. Last week, a judge shot down the singer’s bid for an injunction so that she could record outside of her contract. The judge based the decision in part on the fact that Sony has offered to let her record with a producer other than Dr. Luke.
Dr. Luke has vehemently denied the allegations, and has filed his own countersuit.
One protester, identified as Eisle, told EW.com, “What attaches me to Kesha’s cause is that she means so much to me and so many people — to everyone here and more across the world. We’re here to bring the #FreeKesha movement, which has been growing in momentum, to [Sony’s] front door. If I could say anything to Kesha right now, I would say, ‘Kesha, we are doing this for you. You are inspiring us now more than ever and we love you.”
Also on Friday, Kesha’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, released a video clip of her singing a song of thanks to her fans.
The clip was accompanied by the caption, “A special thanks to everyone who has had back #animals.”
Sony attorney Scott A. Edelman has said that the label has “made it possible for Kesha to record without any connection, involvement or interaction with Luke whatsoever,” but said it is “not in a position to terminate the contractual relationship between Luke and Kesha.”