The newest revelation in the ongoing legal battle between Kesha and Dr. Luke (actual title Lukas Gottwald) comes from a textual content trade Gaga and Kesha had in February 2016. That dialog was previously subpoenaed as a part of the defamation lawsuit Gottwald filed towards Kesha, which sought $50 million in misplaced earnings because of Kesha’s claims of bodily, emotional and verbal abuse.
While the contents of the textual content messages between Gaga and Kesha have been sealed, it was reported in July 2017 that Kesha advised Gaga that Gottwald raped her. Gottwald denied that allegation. However, in legal papers Gottwald’s lawyers filed in New York last May, Gottwald claimed Kesha additionally knowledgeable Gaga within the textual content message dialog that the producer raped Perry. Gottwald labored with Perry on songs like “I Kissed a Girl,” “Roar” and “Teenage Dream.”
“In this text message, [Kesha] also falsely asserted that Gottwald had also raped Kathryn Hudson a/k/a Katy Perry,” the paperwork said (via the Blast). “Following this text message conversation, and with [Kesha’s] encouragement, Ms. Germanotta spread negative messages about Gottwald in the press and on social media. For example, in February 2016, Ms. Germanotta posted multiple articles discussing defendant defamatory statements on her Twitter page.”
Gottwald’s countersuit additionally revealed that Perry, like Gaga, had been deposed as a part of the lawsuit, although what she advised the courtroom was not disclosed. The precise contents of Kesha and Gaga’s textual content dialog additionally weren’t revealed.
A consultant for Kesha declined to touch upon the newest growth. Reps for Gottwald, Perry and Gaga didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
In July 2017, a consultant for Lady Gaga advised Rolling Stone, “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.”