Lena Dunham Supports Kesha's Injunction Request with Passionate Open Letter
Kesha has found another supporter in the celebrity community amidst her legal battle with her alleged rapist Dr. Luke and Sony Music: Lena Dunham. In this week's edition of her Lenny Letter, the Girls creator penned an open, heartbreaking letter in support of the "Timber" singer and other victims of sexual assault.
"When I saw the outcome of Kesha's court case last Friday, I felt sick. Actually sick - I wanted to ask my Uber to pull over so I could throw up in a New York City trash can. The photos of her beautiful face crumpled with tears, the legally necessary but sickening use of the word 'alleged' over and over in reference to the assault she says she remembers so vividly - it all created a special brand of nausea that comes when public events intersect with your most private triggers," Dunham wrote.
The 29-year-old writer called Kesha's request for an immediate injunction (which she was denied) "reasonable" and backed up the pop star, saying that she should not have to work with someone who makes her uncomfortable. She also asserted that Sony's claims that Kesha wouldn't have to work directly with Dr. Luke (while he still owns a claim in her career) is not enough.
"Imagine someone really hurt you, physically and emotionally. Scared you and abused you, threatened your family," she penned. "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?"
Dunham praised the public outcry for Kesha in the entertainment world. Indeed, she is getting plenty of famous support. Dunham's boyfriend Jack Antonoff and Zedd have both offered to produce new music for Kesha. Other famous supporters for her cause include Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and more.