Well, yes, contracts work this way

Kesha’s attempt to leave a recording contract was ruled against by a judge citing the $60m invested in her career,

She has not brought criminal charges against said manager, and was not seeking to send him to prison, merely to free herself from his ownership.

Actually, he doesn’t, Sony does.

And the injustice is?

In both situations, women suffer the burden of “proving” they were raped.

What’s this? An allegation of a heinous crime must be proven?

The inhumanity!

And to all the dissenters who want a woman to prove she was raped, the burden of proof should be with you to prove she wasn’t.

Sheesh. And this woman is eligible to serve on a jury?

22 thoughts on “Well, yes, contracts work this way”

  1. And special sex crimes courts as well. No doubt without those pesky juries, and instead a panel of feminist judges following a feminist rulebook.

  2. “And to all the dissenters who want a woman to prove she was raped, the burden of proof should be with you to prove she wasn’t.”

    As I’ve pointed out elsewhere, I accuse her of being a witch who has cursed a flock of sheep.

    It is now up to her to disprove her ‘witchiness.’ After all, assumption of guilt worked so well for women in the middle ages…

  3. “Actually, he doesn’t, Sony does.”

    Going by this Bloomberg story Sony doesn’t. Dr. Luke and his companies are the middleman between Kesha and Sony, even to the point where the Sony subsidiary that handles her music has Dr. Luke as its CEO.

    That aside, no one actually owns Kesha and the bollocks coming out of the Guardian and other places about this does feminism and womens rights campaigns no good whatsoever.

  4. If only we had a counter factual to how a man would be treated in a dispute over his record company contract.

    Oh wait…………

  5. “And to all the dissenters who want a woman to prove she was raped, the burden of proof should be with you to prove she wasn’t.”

    This is deranged even by that pisspoor rag’s standards. Jesus Christ.

    How do you prove something never happened? Imagine a world run along those lines.

  6. From the comments:

    “The Guardian: “Where the trolls write the articles and sense is found in the comments””

    Correct.

  7. “How do you prove something never happened? Imagine a world run along those lines.”

    You’d have to have a rock solid alibi for everything at all times. Designed by Kafka.

  8. I’ve read in a few reports that Sony have offered to take her on directly without the current producer and its him that’s the sticking point. That might be Sony PR though

  9. I’ve read in a few reports that Sony have offered to take her on directly without the current producer

    I read that when she was offered this, she turned it down because she felt she would get less marketing support from Sony than from Kemosabe. No link, sorry.

  10. So I was right yesterday when I said “Even assuming all of Kesha’s allegations are true I haven’t seen legal justifications to break the contract.” Be ready for the outcry against “activist” judges.

  11. @SE- ‘I read that when she was offered this, she turned it down because she felt she would get less marketing support from Sony than from Kemosabe.’

    I saw that too, and irrespective of the rights and wrongs of this case, I can confirm that’s generally the case when artists get into grief with their record company: the company lives up to the letter of the contract, but no more. It’s been the case for several bands I know of, but on the other hand it’s also an unprovable accusation when phrased in the past tense: ‘our last record flopped because the label didn’t give it marketing support’. Could be, but it also could have been shit.

    In this instance Dr Luke’s label probably has a preferential promotions and marketing deal for it’s artists with Sony that Sony was unwilling or unable (by virtue on non-compete clauses in the relationship between it and Kemosabe) to extend to whasserface.

  12. Rob: “How do you prove something never happened? Imagine a world run along those lines.”

    We don’t have to imagine it. Many of the victims of Yewtree are already living it.

  13. Imagine a world where you had to prove you didn’t touch a little girl’s bottom in a community centre at a gig nobody could even find evidence for, over forty years ago.

    Don’t worry, this is England. That kind of thing couldn’t happen here.

  14. “You might imagine a trafficked woman and her pimp, a sweatshop slave and cruel boss, a rape survivor and David Cameron, and – if the allegations are true – Kesha and Dr Luke”

    So it’s quite OK in the Guradian to come right out and call David Cameron a rapist? Not a metaphorical rapist as political insult; no, an actual rapist.

    She doesn’t even qualify as a troll.

  15. Even when you do prove something never happened such as the Rolling Stone rape story, Lena Durham’s false rape allegation, Mattress girl’s false rape allegation etc. The feminists still claim they did happen.

    Lying bitches everyone.

  16. So Much For Subtlety

    john square – “In this instance Dr Luke’s label probably has a preferential promotions and marketing deal for it’s artists with Sony that Sony was unwilling or unable (by virtue on non-compete clauses in the relationship between it and Kemosabe) to extend to whasserface.”

    It is probably simpler than that. Who wants to go all out for someone who has shown they are a b!tch? An unhappy complainer at that. Any investment Sony does will be really good for her next record label after she ditches them which she will do the moment she is contractually able to.

    So they will assign some low ranking non-entity who has failed before but not badly enough to get fired. They will spend minimally. All they will want to do is get as much of their money back as possible to minimise their losses. No more. Which means no big spending.

  17. And to all the dissenters who want a woman to prove she was raped, the burden of proof should be with you to prove she wasn’t.

    All of my wut?

    So to appease the feminazi contingent we now have to prove a negative? Don’t think so love.

    As they say on Jeopardy!

    I’ll take “Shit that never happened” for $500 please Alex

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