Included within the court docket paperwork obtained by E! News is a February 2016 textual content message change between Lady Gaga and Kesha. The contents of the change, which have been previously sealed, embody Kesha’s declare that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry.
Dr. Luke’s authorized workforce denies Kesha’s accusation, telling E! News in an announcement, “Katy Perry herself confirmed that Dr. Luke did not rape her. Kesha’s accusation to the contrary—just like her other outrageous lies about Dr. Luke—is baseless and irresponsible, and it is disrespectful to both Katy Perry and Dr. Luke. In his defamation lawsuit against Kesha, Dr. Luke seeks damages for the harm caused by these malicious falsehoods.”
E! News has reached out to Kesha’s rep for remark. Katy’s workforce declined to remark.
The paperwork declare, “On February 26, 2016 [Kesha] sent a text message to Stefani Germanotta p/k/a/ Lady Gaga which repeated [Kesha’s] false claim that [Luke] had raped her.”
“[Kesha] also falsely asserted that [Luke] had also raped Kathryn Hudson p/k/a/ Katy Perry,” the paperwork proceed, including, “Following this text message conversation, and with [Kesha’s] encouragement, [Lady Gaga] spread negative messages about [Luke] in the press and on social media.”
Gaga has not commented publicly on the alleged textual content messages, however has beforehand spoken out in help of Kesha. “I just want to stand by her side because I can’t watch another woman that went through what I’ve been through suffer,” she told 97.1 AMP Radio in 2016.
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A yr later, when information broke that Gaga would appear for a deposition within the case, her attorneys issued an announcement which learn, “As Lady Gaga’s legal team will present to the court, she has provided all of the relevant information in her possession and is at most an ancillary witness in this process. Dr. Luke’s team is attempting to manipulate the truth and draw press attention to their case by exaggerating Lady Gaga’s role and falsely accusing her of dodging reasonable requests.”
Meanwhile, Perry has by no means publicly accused Dr. Luke of misconduct. She not works with Dr. Luke, telling New York Times of their skilled break up, “I had to leave the nest.”
Kesha sued the music producer (whose actual title is Lukasz Gottwald) in 2014, claiming sexual assault and battery and in search of to invalidate her recording contracts with him. He filed a countersuit, accusing her of defamation.
In 2016, she dropped her sexual abuse claims, whereas his defamation go well with in opposition to her in New York continued. Kesha sought a preliminary injunction that might enable her to launch music exterior of Dr. Luke’s authority; nonetheless, a decide denied the request in May.