Kesha is set to perform at Loyola University on Friday, one week after a New York judge denied the pop star’s bid to get out of a contract with the record producer she says sexually abused her.
Before her performance at the school’s Gentile Arena, students are set to hold a rally in support of the “Tik Tok” singer, with many using the hashtag #loyolawithkesha on social media. So far, over 440 Facebook users have said they planned to attend.
A judge ruled Kesha is still required to make three more albums with hit producer Dr. Luke, a man she says drugged, sexually abused and psychologically tormented her. She said in a sworn statement in August her gave her a pill that knocked her out and verbally abused her to the point that she developed an eating disorder.
Dr. Luke and his attorneys say the singer is trying to force him to let her leave the contract.
"All of their horrific allegations of abuse, threats and other purported misconduct by me against Kesha are completely untrue and deeply hurtful," he said in a sworn statement in December.
Dr. Luke, born Lukasz Gottwald, has not been charged with any crime. Both sides are also seeking unspecified damages.
Artists such as Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and Demi Lovato have expressed support for Kesha on social media.