Celebrating her first of what would eventually be four Brit award wins, Adele took the opportunity to address the ongoing court case between Kesha and Dr. Luke, in which Kesha is trying to free herself from being tied in a contract with her alleged abuser.
Speaking during her first acceptance speech of the evening, Adele says, "I'd like to take a quick second to thank my management and my record label for embracing the fact that I'm a woman and being encouraged by it.” Continuing, “I'd also like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha."
Adele is the latest in a string of musicians and celebrities using their platform to speak out against the recent court decision to disallow the singer an injunction against her producer, with Taylor Swift donating $250,000 to help aid Kesha’s current situation.
Previously only commenting on the case via a brief post on her Instagram account, Kesha took to Facebook at roughly the same time Adele stood on stage to reflect on the current situation of her case.
Thanking those who have spoken out in solidarity, Kesha says, “other entertainers who knowingly put their own careers at stake by supporting me, I will be forever grateful. All I ever wanted was to be able to make music without being afraid, scared, or abused.” Continuing, “this case has never been about a renegotiation of my record contract – it was never about getting a bigger, or a better deal. This is about being free from my abuser.”
She then went on to encourage anyone suffering at the hands of abuse to speak out and be unafraid of doing so, despite Kesha acknowledging herself that: “I don’t think that my case is giving people who have been abused confidence that they can speak out, and that’s a problem.”