Kesha’s Attorneys Argue Dr. Luke & Katy Perry’s Denials Are Not Proof Rape Did Not Occur


The singer’s camp additionally blames the producer for making her personal textual content messages with Lady Gaga public on this lawsuit.

Attorneys for Kesha filed paperwork on Tuesday within the singer's ongoing authorized battle with producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald arguing she shouldn’t be answerable for numerous allegedly defamatory claims.

The submitting is in response to a summary-judgment movement by Dr. Luke's camp, trying to carry the artist born Kesha Rose Sebert liable for statements made by her mom and former lawyer, together with different contentions together with a textual content message dialog with Lady Gaga. Kesha's attorneys request the summary-judgment movement be denied, stating, she "deserves her date in courtroom."

Of specific curiosity in Kesha and Gaga's textual content message conversations is the declare that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry, which the singers testified having heard from Interscope Records CEO John Janick. Dr. Luke has denied the allegation, as did Perry in a sworn testimony. But, as far as the defamation cost is anxious, Kesha's attorneys assert within the new submitting that Perry's testimony "modifications nothing."

"Kesha solely is aware of what Mr. Janick advised her; she can not state definitively what occurred between Dr. Luke and Katy Perry—that continues to be a triable subject of reality," contends Kesha's attorneys.

More so, Kesha's camp argues the dialog between her and Gaga was carried out in personal and Dr. Luke has not offered proof the knowledge contained therein was ever communicated past the textual content messages. As properly, the singer's attorneys contend "the one purpose her personal message went public was Dr. Luke’s choice to reference it in a public litigation submitting."

They continued, asserting that whereas Kesha "can not concede a reality for which she lacks private information," Dr. Luke and Perry's denials are usually not proof the rape didn’t occur.

"Indeed, for apparent causes, an alleged rapist’s denial is hardly proof that the rape didn’t happen," the submitting reads. "And victims typically deny sexual abuse, notably when the perpetrator and sufferer share a private or skilled relationship; that’s exactly why domestic-violence prosecutions typically proceed within the face of a denial of abuse."

In response, Dr. Luke's authorized crew issued an announcement on Tuesday, calling Kesha "disrespectful and hypocritical" for not taking Perry at her phrase.

"Dr. Luke has requested the Court to rule that Kesha's accusation that he raped Katy Perry is fake. In response, Kesha has made the disgraceful suggestion that Dr. Luke might have really raped Katy Perry – refusing to take Katy Perry at her phrase," stated the assertion. "Kesha is aware of full properly that Katy Perry denied that false and baseless declare below oath. Kesha's continued refusal to acknowledge the reality has brought about ache for everybody she has dragged into her more and more absurd accusations."