The continuing authorized battle between Kesha and Dr. Luke is getting increasingly more heated by the day — and as we have been reporting, it now entails some very severe rape and sexual assault allegations in opposition to the music producer for acts allegedly dedicated in opposition to Katy Perry.
As you may bear in mind, Kesha and Girl GaGa had apparently been texting concerning the alleged sexual assault on Perry — one thing the general public did not know till Dr. Luke’s authorized staff made that textual content public after receiving it in non-public throughout discovery as a part of their ongoing authorized battle in opposition to Kesha.
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Properly, now, Kesha’s authorized staff has responded to Dr. Luke’s authorized staff’s personal response to the allegations, and if something, the Tik Tok singer’s staff is severely doubling down — and involving MORE individuals who apparently knew concerning the alleged sexual assault!
In a press release launched this afternoon, Kesha’s authorized staff claims an unnamed CEO “of a significant file label” was the one who instructed each Kesha and GaGa concerning the alleged rape (beneath):
“With respect to the current story relating to Katy Perry, the assertion that Dr. Luke assaulted her got here from the CEO of a significant file label, and was instructed by that government on the similar time to Kesha and Girl Gaga. The startling assertion was subsequently mentioned in a non-public, one-on-one textual content message between Kesha and Girl Gaga. It was neither revealed nor additional distributed. It could have remained utterly non-public, besides that Dr. Luke and his staff took an e mail obtained solely in discovery and determined to publish it to thousands and thousands of individuals in his amended criticism in opposition to Kesha, after which declare reputational hurt from his personal widespread publication.”
And the assertion continues, blaming Dr. Luke for releasing the textual content (beneath):
“Dr. Luke disclosed the non-public dialog between Kesha and Girl Gaga for no function apart from to assault, harass, and finally bankrupt Kesha. His declare that Kesha’s non-public one-on-one textual content message a few assertion from a file label CEO (to somebody who had already heard the identical assertion) brought about damages for which Kesha must be held liable is baseless.”
That is a fairly large double-down on the preliminary (and really severe) accusation.
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And in accompanying vogue, Dr. Luke’s authorized staff once more shared their very own assertion totally denying the rape, and even invoking Katy Perry’s identify to do it (beneath):
“Kesha and her authorized staff are totally conscious that Ms. Perry has unequivocally confirmed that she was not raped by Dr. Luke. Kesha and her attorneys must be ashamed of themselves for not publicly acknowledging this and apologizing. As an alternative, they proceed to publicize this and different falsehoods. Actually, Kesha’s false accusation involving Ms. Perry got here to public gentle solely as a result of Kesha’s attorneys filed the accusation publicly. Kesha’s newest press launch saying music government instructed her that Dr. Luke had raped Katy Perry is totally contradicted by that government. He denied saying that.”
We already know Dr. Luke believes Kesha’s authorized battle could have value him tens of thousands and thousands of in misplaced initiatives by the tip of all of it… however this accusation involving Perry is actually severe, and on a distinct stage.
We’ll preserve updating you on what goes down as we be taught extra.
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