Dr Luke raped Katy, alleges singer Kesha
Los Angeles, June 14: Singer Kesha had accused her former collaborator Dr Luke of raping Katy Perry in a text message to Lady Gaga, the court documents have revealed.
The documents, which have become public, are related to ongoing legal battle between Kesha and Dr Luke, whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald.
The text, which was sent in February 2016, did not name Dr Luke, but said that the other recording artist had been “raped by the same man” who allegedly raped her.
“On February 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,” Luke’s lawyer wrote in the documents filed on May 31.
“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 added.
After the documents became public, Dr Luke’s legal team has issued a statement calling the text “baseless and irresponsible”and stated that Perry herself confirmed to them that he did not rape her. “Kesha’s accusation to the contrary — just like her other outrageous lies about Dr Luke is baseless,” Dr Luke’s attorneys said. — PTI