Demi Lovato Urges Fans to 'Speak Out' for Women's Rights After Kesha Court Decision

02/21/2016 AT 03:20 PM EST



Demi Lovato is fired up about last week's court decision in Kesha's legal battle against longtime collaborator Dr. Luke and Sony.

The 23-year-old took to Twitter early Sunday morning, writing, "Frustrating to see women come forward with their past only to be shot down, not believed & disrespected for their bravery in taking action."

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A Manhattan Supreme Court judge decided Friday that Kesha, 28, cannot be let out of her six-album contract deal with Sony, despite the fact that she'll have to work with Dr. Luke.

The "Tik Tok" singer claims that Dr. Luke drugged and raped her shortly after she turned 18, but he was never criminally charged. Although Kesha can record without the producer, she contends that the label won't promote her music as well.

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"Happens way too often. I'm ready for women to be taken just as seriously as men," Lovato continued on Monday. "Someone tell me why anyone would ever feel brave enough to come forward if they are most likely to be ignored or called a liar?"

She added, "I'm also ready for self-proclaimed feminists to start speaking out or taking action for women's rights."






Lovato, one of many stars to stand behind the singer, went on to explain how she defines "women empowerment.

"Women empowerment is speaking up for other women even when it's something uncomfortable to speak up about," she wrote. "Women empowerment is using your voice to help the voiceless women be heard. Women empowerment is taking action now, not when it's convenient. Women empowerment is leading other women to make actual changes in our society."

Finally, she concluded, "Women empowerment is tweeting at 2:30 am knowing the consequences of these tweets and not giving a single f---."

After the initial verdict was released, Lovato wrote on the social media website, "#FreeKesha. This is only gonna make you stronger, you brave and beautiful girl. Prayers are with you."

Throughout the entire ordeal, Dr. Luke has vehemently denied all the allegations – which also include that the 42-year-old has verbally and emotionally abused Kesha.

"Kesha and her mother are engaged in a campaign of publishing outrageous and untrue statements about Dr. Luke to third parties, including scurrilous and false statements of purported physical and mental abuse of Kesha," Christine Lepera, his lawyer, previously told PEOPLE.
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