Dr Luke raped Katy, al­leges singer Ke­sha

Deccan Chronicle - - WORLD -

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

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