Katy Perry Denies Dr. Luke Raped Her in Unsealed Lawsuit Deposition

Aug 28, 2018 by beatsonline - Comments Off on Katy Perry Denies Dr. Luke Raped Her in Unsealed Lawsuit Deposition
Luke’s attorneys accused Kesha of circulating the rumor, which Perry denied repeatedly in her deposition

As part of Kesha and producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald’s ongoing legal battle, Lady Gaga was subpoenaed in July 2017. Kesha allegedly texted Gaga claiming that Gottwald raped another female artist. It was revealed earlier this summer that the artist in question was Katy Perry.

An excerpt of Perry’s deposition from July 21, 2017 was unsealed today, Variety reports. In an exchange between Perry and attorney, Perry repeatedly denies the rumor that she was raped by Gottwald.

“Did Dr. Luke ever rape you?”

“No.”

“Did Dr. Luke ever sexually assault you?”

“Absolutely not.”

“Did he ever give you a roofie?”

“No.”

“Did you have a sexual relationship with Dr. Luke at all?”

“No.”

“A romantic relationship?”

“No.”

Dr. Luke and Perry worked on many songs together, including her hits “I Kissed a Girl,” “Teenage Dream,” and “Roar.” She did not work with Gottwald on her latest record, last year’s Witness.

Gottwald’s attorneys also released a statement today accusing Kesha’s team of creating a press campaign designed to ruin Dr. Luke’s career. One of the documents unsealed today included email exchanges where someone on Kesha’s team writes that their goal was to get Kesha out of her deal with Gottwald by “inciting a deluge of negative media attention and public pressure on the basis of the horrific personal abuses presented in the lawsuit.” Gottwald’s attorneys said in a statement:

There is nothing worse than abuse and sexual assault. Dr. Luke supports any woman or man who seeks to address sexual abuse in the legal system. That is not what happened here. It is also horrendous to falsely accuse someone of a heinous act. That is what has happened here. Kesha’s voluntarily dismissed rape claim has caused great harm to Dr. Luke, his family, and his businesses.

Pitchfork has reached out to Kesha’s representatives for comment.

Read “Are Kesha’s Lawyers Playing to the Public More Than the Courts?” and “Why Kesha Lost Her Court Battle, But Not Necessarily the War” on the Pitch.