In response, the producer has filed a $50 million defamation suit which describes Kesha making the accusation in a text to Lady Gaga.
Kesha accused Dr. Luke of raping Katy Perry in a text conversation with Lady Gaga, a defamation lawsuit filed by Dr. Luke – whose real name is Gottwald – claims.
The text conversation in which Kesha accused Dr. Luke of raping Katy Perry took place in February 2016 has now been subpoenaed as a part of $50 million defamation lawsuit Dr. Luke filed against Kesha. He filed the suit in response to Kesha’s claims of emotional, physical, and verbal abuse.
Though the contents of the conversation were initially sealed, the legal papers Dr. Luke’s lawyers filed in New York last May claimed Kesha informing Lady Gaga that the producer raped Katy Perry. Perry has worked with Dr. Luke on various songs like “Roar”, “I Kissed a Girl” and “Teenage Dream”.
“In this text message, [Kesha] also falsely asserted that Gottwald had also raped Kathryn Hudson a/k/a Katy Perry,” the documents stated.
“Following this text message conversation, and with [Kesha’s] encouragement, Ms. Germanotta spread negative messages about Gottwald in the press and on social media.’’
The lawsuit further revealed that both Gaga and Perry had been deposed as a part of the countersuit, though what Katy Perry told the court wasn’t revealed. Also, the exact messages which Gaga and Kesha sent to each other in that conversation weren’t disclosed.
Dr. Luke Vs. Kesha – A History of Legal battle
It was in October 2014 that Kesha filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke, for allegedly drugging, emotionally abusing and raping her for a decade. The singer further alleged in the suit that she only suffered because Dr. Luke threatened to destroy her career and her family if she opened her mouth.
In response, Dr. Luke tweeted that Kesha was like ‘’my little sister’’, whereas his lawyer claimed that the allegations were leveled to ‘’extort money and gain contractual leverage’’.
The court, however, rejected Kesha’s claims of gender violence and sexual assault against Dr. Luke, declaring they were too weak, too old, or didn’t take place within its jurisdiction.
Dr. Luke then filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Kesha for accusing him for the implication of raping Lady Gaga. The team of Lady Gaga denied any such incident.