The “Born This Way” singer shared a photo of herself clasping hands with Kesha on Instagram with the caption “Free Kesha." In a brief video posted to Snapchat, Gaga can also be seen giving Kesha a big kiss on the cheek.
Soon after, Gaga published a screenshot of California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom offering his support to Kesha. “What you are facing is unconscionable and unacceptable and it’s sadly what many women face in our culture,” he wrote. “What you have done has and will have an immeasurable impact...thank you."
Yesterday (February 24), Kesha posted her first statement online since a New York judge denied her bid to get out of her contract with Dr. Luke, whom she alleges abused her physically, sexually, and emotionally for years.
Kesha’s lawyer Mark Geragos had suggested in 2014 that Gaga was also a victim of Luke’s, which her team quickly denied.
Gaga has been an outspoken supporter of survivors, addressing the topic of sexual assault in her 2015 song "Til It Happens To You."