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Taylor Swift donates $250,000 to Kesha to help 'during this trying time'

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Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
February 22, 2016
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Taylor Swift has donated $250,000 to Kesha following her failed lawsuit. A spokesperson for Taylor confirmed the news, stating that the star has given Kesha a quarter of a million dollars to "help with any of her financial needs during this trying time".On Friday, a New York judge denied Kesha a court injunction that would have allowed her to record music outside her record label. The 28-year-old star has been unable to make any new music for two years now because she refuses to work with her producer, Dr Luke, who she claims sexually assaulted her.

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Taylor Swift has donated $250,000 to help keep Kesha in her legal battle with Dr Luke

Kesha filed a lawsuit against Dr Luke in October 2014, saying that he has been abusive towards her since she signed with him at the age of 18. He has denied the allegations.

New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich sided with Dr. Luke and Sony at Kesha's hearing, telling the singer's legal team, "You're asking the court to decimate a contract that was heavily negotiated and typical for the industry."

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Lady Gaga tweeted her support to Kesha following Friday's ruling

Mark Geragos, Kesha's lawyer, argued in favour of an injunction because the career of a pop star is often brief, and Kesha's career could be "irreparably harmed" if she did not return to recording music. "There has been no showing of irreparable harm. She's being given opportunity to record," Judge Kornreich said in denying the injunction.

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Ariana Grande also reached out to the star

The singer broke down in tears as the ruling was announced, and the hashtag #FreeKesha quickly started trending on Twitter.A number of stars have spoken out to show their support for Kesha, including Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, Miley Cyrus and Lorde. On Sunday, Demi Lovato posted a series of tweets, in which she described the singer as "brave".

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Demi Lovato has posted a series of tweets

"I'm ready for women to be taken just as seriously as men," Demi wrote. "Someone tell me why anyone would ever feel brave enough to come forward it they are most likely to be ignored or called a liar? I'm also ready for self-proclaimed feminists to start speaking out or taking action for women's rights."

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