3 months ago, Kesha dropped a bombshell when she claimed in her court documents that Dr. Luke (real name Lukasz Gottwald) had also raped Katy Perry.
The “Swish Swish” singer has remain silent – until now. In an unsealed deposition excerpt released by Dr Luke’s lawyers, the 34-year-old pop star denied having any sort of sexual relationship – consensual or not – with the American record producer.
“The false narrative Kesha created about being raped became widely accepted, damaging Dr. Luke’s reputation irreparably. Compounding this malicious act, in 2016, Kesha told Lady Gaga that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry, which is outrageous and untrue,” Dr. Luke’s attorneys said in the statement. In her deposition, the pop star denied the rumour.
“Did Dr. Luke ever rape you?” an attorney asked.
“No,” Perry replied.
“Did Dr. Luke ever sexually assault you?”
“Did he ever give you a roofie?”
“Did you have a sexual relationship with Dr. Luke at all?”
“A romantic relationship?”
In September 2017, Lady Gaga alleged that she had heard stories that Dr. Luke had raped Perry. The Grammy winner also added that Interscope Chief John Janick confided that he also heard that Dr. Luke had previously assaulted Perry.
“Yes, and I don’t know that he used the word ‘rumour’. I don’t recall exactly the way he said it. I just recall that it was brought up. He was there to be supportive to (Kesha) and I had a conversation with him and her about what we can do to speak with Sony about potentially maybe bringing her over to Interscope, and that I would look after her,” Gaga explained.
Since Kesha filed a lawsuit against Dr Luke all the way back in 2014 for sexual assault and emotional abuse, her attempts have either been dismissed or dropped. So far, Dr Luke hasn’t been criminally charged.