Without issuing a mea culpa, “Heart Attack” singer Demi Lovato penned an Instagram post to clear up what she meant in a Twitter diatribe Sunday. The former Disney Channel actress slammed Taylor Swift for contributing $250,000 to Kesha, who is in the middle of a legal battle with her music producer. After being attacked verbally by some of Swift’s fans, the 23-year-old Lovato wanted to make her point, this time a bit more eloquently.

“Our focus should be on the topic of victims of sexual and physical abuse being afraid to come forward with their stories. They’re more likely to face retaliation and harassment than to see justice being served. Especially women. It baffles me that when it comes to serious issues like equality and abuse, too often women are not taken as seriously as men,” Lovato wrote.

She then addressed the matter of money being donated to Kesha. “Everyone has their own way of giving support to others, and, at the end of the day, helping victims is all that matters. Ultimately, the message I want people to hear is it’s okay to come forward with your abuse and if you do decide to take action, you are not alone,” Lovato wrote.

 

As most people know, I tend to get fired up about the things I believe in, and although my heart and intentions are always in the right place, unfortunately sometimes my passion gets the best of me and causes me to say things that I probably shouldn't say. And when doing so it takes away from the real reason I am speaking up in the first place. Our focus should be on the topic of victims of sexual and physical abuse being afraid to come forward with their stories. They're more likely to face retaliation and harassment than to see justice being served. Especially women. It baffles me that when it comes to serious issues like equality and abuse, too often women are not taken as seriously as men. All I want to see is women coming together and actually making a difference. A real change and shift in society. Everyone has their own way of giving support to others , and at the end of the day, helping victims is all that matters. Ultimately, the message I want people to hear is it's okay to come forward with your abuse and if you do decide to take action, you are not alone.

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Earlier, Lovato was blunt in expressing her apparent animosity toward Swift. “Not everyone has 250k to just give to people. [I] would love to, but I didn’t grow up with money and def [sic] haven’t made as much as her,” Lovato wrote. “I would rather start a dialogue about women coming forward about being raped than throw money at one person.”

Even though Kesha lost during her day in court Friday, as Sony would not release her from her contract, the “Tik Tok” singer has appreciated the backing she has received from celebrities and fans alike. “This was a horrible blow, but she is going to keep fighting, and she is absolutely blown away by the support from other artists and her fans,” an insider told Us Weekly about Kesha Monday.

Dr. Luke, the music producer who is accused of abusing Kesha, broke his silence about the allegations. “I didn’t rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her. Kesha and I were friends for many years and she was like my little sister,” he wrote on Twitter Monday.

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