Unsurprisingly yet enragingly, the judge in the case of Kesha vs. Dr. Rapist threw out Kesha's complaint. He also decided that because she didn't want to lie about not being raped in exchange for her freedom, she must be lying about it. It makes even less sense than what usually comes out of rape apologist old male judges.
But it sounds like not all is lost.
In tossing out the majority of the abuse claims against Sony, Dr. Luke, and his recording companies, Judge Shirley Werner Kornreich on Wednesday found that even if what Kesha alleged did occur, either it didn’t happen in New York or the statute of limitations had passed.
If it didn't happen in the state of New York, maybe she can bring up the case again in another court. It still fucking sucks because she has to essentially start again, dragging out this process even further, spending more money, and further watching her career wither away because she can't make music. However, there is a case at least pending in California. Also, there should not be a statute of limitations on rape and abuse. We need to get rid of that.
The piece of shit judge also said:
“Although Gottwald’s alleged allegations were directed at Kesha, who is female, the [counterclaims] do not allege that Gottwald harbored animus toward women or was motivated by gender animus when he allegedly behaved violently toward Kesha,” the judge wrote. “Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime.”
No, just the ones where a man rapes a woman. The vast majority of rapes are committed by men against women. This is a clear pattern based on gender. You don't have to be a completely overtly sexist dick for it to be a hate crime.
Korneich also cited what she said were deficiencies in Kesha’s allegations of intentional infliction of emotional distress, writing that “claims of insults about her value as an artist, her looks, and her weight are insufficient to constitute extreme, outrageous conduct intolerable in civilized society.”
Because I'm sure this judge has the expertise necessary to decide whether verbal and emotional abuse has real abuse. This is just another old man proclaiming that emotional abuse isn't real. But if Dr. Luke had physically hit her, it would be a different story. This is how so many abusers get away with their actions.
Judge Korneich can go fuck himself so hard. He's a complete piece of shit and doesn't deserve his position. It's time to call for him to step down and not stop until he does or he dies.