Singer Kesha lied in a textual content message to Lady Gaga that music producer Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry in an effort to spice up her personal sexual assault claims in opposition to her former mentor, in response to his legal professional.
Kesha and Lady Gaga then “coordinated to submit graphics on their Twitter and Instagram pages” that referred to the assault allegations, the legal professional, Jeffrey M. Movit, says in a brand new Manhattan Supreme Court submitting.
The submitting comes as Kesha and Dr. Luke — whose actual title is Lukasz Gottwald — put together for trial of their dueling lawsuits. The “Tik Tok” singer sued the producer in 2014 claiming he drugged and raped her in 2005 and 2008 and he countersued for defamation.
“For the aim of furthering her malicious plan to destroy [Dr. Luke’s] popularity and blacklist [him]from the music trade, [Kesha] additionally repeated her false statements that she had been drugged and raped by Gottwald to different artists,” Movit says in court docket papers.
“In addition, she additionally unfold a knowingly false and wholly defamatory accusation that Gottwald had raped one other feminine recording artist,” he says.
“On February 26, 2016, [Kesha] despatched a textual content message to Stefani Germanotta p/okay/a Lady Gaga which repeated [Kesha’s] false declare that Gottwald had raped her,” Movit says.
“In this textual content message, Defendant additionally falsely asserted that Gottwald had additionally raped Kathryn Hudson p/okay/a Katy Perry,” he provides.
“Following this textual content message dialog, and with [Kesha’s] encouragement, Ms. Germanotta unfold adverse messages about Gottwald within the press and on social media,” Movit says.
The new submitting additionally reveals that Luke’s legal professionals took Perry’s deposition, however it doesn’t reveal the contents of the authorized grilling.
Reps for Kesha, Lady Gaga and Perry didn’t instantly return messages.