The newest revelation in the ongoing legal battle between Kesha and Dr. Luke (actual identify Lukas Gottwald) comes from a textual content change Gaga and Kesha had in February 2016. That dialog was previously subpoenaed as a part of the defamation lawsuit Gottwald filed in opposition to Kesha, which sought $50 million in misplaced earnings as a result of Kesha’s claims of bodily, emotional and verbal abuse.
While the contents of the textual content messages between Gaga and Kesha had been sealed, it was reported in July 2017 that Kesha informed 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 textual content message, [Kesha] additionally falsely asserted that Gottwald had additionally raped Kathryn Hudson a/ok/a Katy Perry,” the paperwork said (via the Blast). “Following this textual content message dialog, and with [Kesha’s] encouragement, Ms. Germanotta unfold detrimental messages about Gottwald within the press and on social media. For instance, in February 2016, Ms. Germanotta posted a number of articles discussing defendant defamatory statements on her Twitter web page.”
Gottwald’s countersuit additionally revealed that Perry, like Gaga, had been deposed as a part of the lawsuit, although what she informed the court docket 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 most recent improvement. Reps for Gottwald, Perry and Gaga didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
In July 2017, a consultant for Lady Gaga informed Rolling Stone, “As Lady Gaga’s authorized crew will current to the court docket, she has supplied the entire related info in her possession and is at most an ancillary witness on this course of. Dr. Luke’s crew is trying to govern the reality and draw press consideration to their case by exaggerating Lady Gaga’s function and falsely accusing her of dodging affordable requests.”