Taylor Swift is not the only person donating their own money to buy Kesha out of her contract with Sony.
Brandon de la Cruz from Nashville, Tennessee, has started a GoFundMe page to allow fans of Kesha, and basic human rights, to donate what they can to the pop star’s cause.
Kesha is seeking to be released from her contract with Sony records after accusing producer Lukasz Gottwald, AKA Dr Luke, of sexual assault, and refusing to work with him.
De La Cruz set up the page after a court denied Kesha’s bid to work with other producers.
On the crowdfunding page De La Cruz writes:
This is a campaign to achieve justice where the legal system has failed. This is a campaign to tell Sony that they cannot enable abusers by upholding unscrupulous contracts.
This is a campaign to buy Kesha’s contract back from Sony and immediately release her from it. Clearly, they don’t want to work with her anymore, and they are spending legal fees on defending a contract they don’t care about anyway. So let’s give them an incentive to let her out.
All proceeds will go to Kesha in order to buy her contract from Sony. This is not an easy thing to do, but I believe it’s possible.
— Brandon de la Cruz (@clashville) February 21, 2016
— Brandon de la Cruz (@clashville) February 22, 2016
The page also implores fans to show their support by posting their own covers of Kesha songs.
Like this one:
Speaking to the i100, De La Cruz said:
I heard about the court ruling last Friday, and I saw the photo of Kesha crying and it broke my heart. I wanted to do something to help, and I thought it might be nice to start something that her fans could rally around.
Right now there are people staging protests and boycotts, working on t-shirts, opening Etsy shops, doing everything they can to set her free. And I think it’s going to work.
Here’s hoping that justice is done, one way or another.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.