Kesha's texts to Lady Gaga accused Dr Luke of raping Katy Perry, court documents reveal
Kesha had accused the producer of sexually assaulting her in a lawsuit filed in 2014, claiming his actions had led to her developing an eating disorder and going to rehab.
The Kesha vs. Dr Luke feud has been on or a while, and in recent updates she has accused the music producer of rapping Katy Perry. The accusation was mentioned in a text message she had sent to Lady Gaga, as per recent revelations via court documents.
These recently-revealed allegations were included in the court documents filed in New York last month by Luke's lawyers in the process of the ongoing defamation lawsuit between him and Kesha. The documents were first reported by The Blast,and according to them, in it Luke claimed that Kesha had told Lady Gaga that he raped her and Katy Perry too.
This was a follow-up to the news of Kesha and Lady Gaga's text exchange, first made public back in 2016 via court documents, but Perry was never mentioned in them. Luke — whose real name is Lukas Gottwald — has continuously denied the allegations about him giving Kesha drugs and raping her, and even though claims of him raping Katy Perry hadn't been disclosed until now, he has gone ahead and denied these allegations in the court papers too.
"On Feb. 26, 2016, (Kesha) sent a text message to Stefani Germanotta p/k/a Lady Gaga which repeated (Kesha's) false claim that Gottwald had raped her," the court documents say.
"In this text message, (Kesha) also falsely asserted that Gottwald had also raped Kathryn Hudson p/k/a Katy Perry. 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."
It also states how Gaga had created 'graphics' to be posted on social media, with Kesha's help as she acknowledged the claims of sexual assault.
"Subsequently, in March 2016, (Kesha) and Ms Germanotta coordinated to post graphics on their Twitter and Instagram pages (which were created by Ms Germanotta) that referred to (Kesha's) claims of sexual assault by Gottwald."
However, the message exchange between Kesha and Lady Gaga has been mentioned before, without including Katy Perry's name. It wasn't known who exactly they were talking about, until now as Perry herself has never accused Luke of any kind of sexual misconduct.
Perry and Luke haven't worked professionally for years now, and when she was asked about their split in an interview with the New York Times last year, she said, "I had to leave the nest." Perry herself has also been deposed as a part of the lawsuit, but the court documents do not detail what has been said of that.
As for the Kesha and Dr Luke feud, it began in 2014, when the pop star had first sued him for sexually assaulting her. Something that had caused her to develop a severe eating disorder and required her to enter rehab.
Luke had retaliated by filing a defamation case against her, while simultaneously denying all allegations of assault as a consequence of which, he never even got charged with the crimes he was alleged in the case.