Lena Dunham has voiced outrage over the outcome of Kesha’s court case against Dr Luke AKA Lukas Gottwald. In an essay in the latest issue of her feminist newsletter, Lenny, Dunham says she felt “sick” when she heard that Kesha had been denied her motion to be released from a contract tying her to the producer who allegedly sexually abused her, and is “mad as hell.”
“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,” writes Dunham. “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.”
In the piece, titled Why Kesha’s Case Is About More Than Just Kesha, Dunham describes the case for any readers who may not have been following it before going on to say why the ruling has wider implications for women in general.