Sony,

It's time to believe Kesha and let her go. Not only have you failed to take responsible for what's happened to one of pop's most unrestricted voices - her safety and her sanity - but you continue to drag her through the industry's deepest trenches, silencing her, controlling her and extinguishing her career in order to squeeze six more albums out of her; albums you'll never support, because you can't seem to assist or validate the person behind the music and your money. Responsibility has been and remains yours to take.

Now that the Manhattan Supreme Court judge has refused to nullify Kesha Rose Sebert's six-album recording contract with you and super-producer/alleged rapist Dr. Luke (Luke Gottwald,) what do you expect will happen next? Kesha claims to have been the victim of rampant abuse by Dr. Luke since she signed with him at the age of 18 (10 years ago,) including an instance where he allegedly drugged and raped her. You never believed her. You victim blamed and gaslighted her instead, stating that since Kesha didn't report the abuse at the time, it couldn't have possibly happened. But look what has transpired now that she has. You've battled her, called her a liar and attempted to stigmatize and smear everything she's gone through. Yet here she is, still stuck within the confines set by her abusers, reliving and rehashing the pain you've caused until there's nothing left. Simply because she owes you more music and Dr. Luke, free from consequence, will deliver more profit. Because people don't believe women and money always comes first.

You've offered to let her work with another producer, but if you aren't going to support your artist in the thick of it, protecting your predatory asset and attempting to silence and discredit Kesha in the process, how are you going to fortify and promote the new music you're so inclined to fight to have her make? In no way does it seem plausible that you'll even allow her to harness these painful experiences through song – to say what she wants to say - and deliver it on your label. And if so, only for monetary gain, exploiting her to sell records. What a twisted kind of control. How powerful you must feel. In a statement this past fall, a Sony rep said: "[The] admission - that Sebert never spoke of or reported the alleged misconduct - is fatal to each and every one of her claims against Sony and Kemosabe Records. Sebert cannot have it both ways: She cannot claim that Gottwald intimidated her into silence, then - as an apparent afterthought - seek to hold Sony and Kemosabe Records liable for failing to act on conduct that she did not report." But you cannot have it both ways. You can not fight to keep her as an artist and then not authenticate her as such.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich said on Friday that your company would suffer irreparable harm if Kesha was not compelled to abide by a contract that requires her to make six more albums with you. But the irreparable harm she's suffered at the hands of your greed should be your main concern.

Stop protecting predators. Stop putting a price tag on the safety and security of women. Free Kesha. Believe her.