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Taylor Swift Supports Kesha by Gifting Her $250,000 Amid Dr. Luke Legal Battle

by Philiana Ng 8:15 PM PST, February 21, 2016
Playing Taylor Swift Supports Kesha by Gifting Her $250,000 Amid Dr. Luke Legal Battle

Taylor Swift is looking out for Kesha.

The 1989 singer is the latest celebrity to show support, giving $250,000 to help Kesha with her ongoing legal battle against Dr. Luke.

"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," Swift's rep told ET in a statement on Sunday.

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Celebrities from Lady Gaga and Kelly Clarkson to Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea rallied around the 28-year-old pop star after a judge ruled on Friday that she could not get out of her contract with Dr. Luke's Kemosabe Records, part of the Sony Music family.

Kesha has alleged that Dr. Luke (real name: Lukasz Gottwald), 42, drugged and raped her over a decade ago and consistently abused her physically and emotionally. Dr. Luke has denied any wrongdoing.

Kesha's mom, Pebe Sebert, thanked Swift for the generous gift in a series of tweets on Sunday evening.

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"A persons 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," she tweeted, followed by a red rose. "Most important for Kesha, is that these beautiful, powerful women are standing behind her, letting the world see how powerful the truth is!"

Swift's gift comes after Demi Lovato publicly called "for self-proclaimed feminists to start speaking out or taking action for women's rights," though she never mentions the GRAMMY winner by name.

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Up until Sunday's act of kindess, Swift had remained silent in regards to Kesha's legal battle. On Saturday, the 26-year-old singer served as maid of honor at her childhood friend's wedding in her hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania.

To find out more about Kesha's ongoing court battle against Dr. Luke, watch the video below.

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