In SMS, Ke­sha ac­cused Dr Luke of rap­ing Katy Perry

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LOS AN­GE­LES: Singer Ke­sha ac­cused for­mer col­lab­o­ra­tor Dr Luke of rap­ing Katy Perry in a text mes­sage to Lady Gaga, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments fi led in New York.

The doc­u­ments seen by news­men are re­lated to the on­go­ing defama­tion case be­tween Ke­sha and Luke.

The doc­u­ments re­port­edly con­tain Luke’s refu­ta­tion of three of Ke­sha’s claims against him: pre­vi­ously known al­le­ga­tions that he gave the singer drugs against her will and that he raped her, as well as the pre­vi­ously undis­closed claim that he raped Perry.

The claim was re­vealed in a text mes­sage sent from Ke­sha to Lady Gaga, ac­cord­ing to the doc­u­ments, which read in part: “On Fe­bru­ary 26, 2016 ( Ke­sha) sent a text mes­sage to Ste­fani Ger­man­otta ( Lady Gaga) which re­peated ( Ke­sha’s) false claim that ( Luke) had raped her.

“( Ke­sha) also falsely as­serted that ( Luke) had also raped Kathryn Hud­son ( Katy Perry),” it con­tin­ues, adding that “Fol­low­ing this text mes­sage con­ver­sa­tion, and with ( Ke­sha’s) en­cour­age­ment, ( Gaga) spread neg­a­tive mes­sages about ( Luke) in the press and on so­cial me­dia.” Pre­vi­ously, the ex­is­tence of the text mes­sage had been pub­licly dis­cussed, al­though its con­tents had not.

The doc­u­ments also re­port­edly re­veal that Perry has been de­posed as part of the law­suit, al­though there is no in­di­ca­tion of what she said. Perry has never pub­licly ac­cused Luke of sex­ual mis­con­duct, al­though she has not worked with him pro­fes­sion­ally for sev­eral years.

In a state­ment, Luke’s le­gal team ve­he­mently de­nied the ac­cu­sa­tions de­tailed in the court doc­u­ments. “Katy Perry her­self confi rmed that Dr Luke did not rape her,” it said. “Ke­sha’s ac­cu­sa­tion to the con­trary — just like her other out­ra­geous lies about Dr Luke — is base­less and ir­re­spon­si­ble, and it is dis­re­spect­ful to both Katy Perry and Dr Luke. In his defama­tion law­suit against Ke­sha, Dr Luke seeks dam­ages for the harm caused by these ma­li­cious false­hoods.”

Katy Perry Ke­sha

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