Kesha accuses Dr. Luke of raping Katy Perry
MANILA, Philippines – Kesha accused Dr Luke of raping Katy Perry in a text message that she sent to Lady Gaga in 2016.
This, according to legal papers that were filed in May, that said that Kesha Rose Sebert (formerly known as Ke$ha) told Gaga that Dr Luke (real name Lukas Gottwald) raped her and Katy Perry as well. Following the messages, Gaga spread “spread negative messages about Gottwald in the press and on social media.” (READ: Singer Kesha urges women to speak out amid abuse suit)
Dr Luke worked with Katy Perry on songs like "I Kissed a Girl," "Roar,” and "Teenage Dream.”
According to Rolling Stone, Kesha had submitted into evidence in December 2016 her February 2016 text messages with Gaga. The messages, which the judge received and sealed, were the reason Dr Luke’s legal team subpoenaed Gaga in July 2017. (READ: Dr Luke responds to Kesha’s rape allegations)
Kesha, who rose to fame in 2009, filed a lawsuit in October 2014 to void her contracts with Dr Luke, who executive produced her two albums, Animal (2010) and Warrior (2013). Kesha, through the lawsuit, also wanted to be allowed to produce music with other labels and to receive damages. (WATCH: Kesha's performance of 'Praying' brings Grammys audience to tears)
The singer-songwriter claimed that for up to 10 years before she filed the suit, Dr Luke had "sexually, physically, verbally, and emotionally abused Ms. Sebert to the point where Ms. Sebert nearly lost her life” in order to control her life and career.
Dr Luke counter-sued later in October 2014, claiming defamation and breach of contract.
In February 2016, Kesha was denied an injunction that would have allowed her to produce music outside of Dr Luke’s Kemosabe Records, which is owned by Sony Music Entertainment, while the lawsuits were ongoing. – Rappler.com