Did Dr. Luke rape Katy Perry? According to the text messages that Kesha sent to fellow pop star Lady Gaga, he did.
The damning new accusation was revealed during the ongoing legal battle between Kesha and the disgraced record producer. The court previously ordered the legal camp of the 31-year-old singer to submit the conversations between her and Lady Gaga as part of the defamation case filed by Dr. Luke.
Kesha Accuses Dr. Luke Of Raping Katy Perry
While the contents of the conversation were not made public, The Blast reports that, according to legal documents, the "Praying" singer told her friend and fellow musician Lady Gaga — real name Stefani Germanotta — that Dr. Luke sexually abused her in a text conversation dated July 2017. In the same conversation, Kesha revealed that Dr. Luke also raped Perry.
"In this text message, [Kesha] also falsely asserted that Gottwald had also raped Kathryn Hudson a/k/a Katy Perry," the documents filed by Dr. Luke's legal team asserted.
Dr. Luke, whose real name is Lukas Gottwald, worked with Perry on some of her hit singles including "I Kissed A Girl," "Teenage Dream," and "Roar."
The documents obtained by the press also revealed that the 33-year-old singer/songwriter has been called into the witness stand to testify in the case. However, what she said to the presiding judge at the time was not disclosed to the public.
Perry has not publicly accused Dr. Luke of sexual misconduct, although she has severed her professional ties with the record producer since the story of Kesha's emotional, psychological, and sexual abuse came to light.
Dr. Luke Responds To Kesha's Accusation That He Raped Katy Perry
In a statement released by Dr. Luke's representatives to the press, the record producer denied accusations that he sexually assaulted Perry.
"Katy Perry herself confirmed that Dr. Luke did not rape her," read the statement published by The Wrap. "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."
Dr. Luke's ongoing defamation against Kesha was filed after the singer went public in 2014 with the accusations that he sexually abused her. He is seeking $50 million in damages.
The court has denied Kesha's attempts to extricate herself from contracts under Dr. Luke and her record label Sony.