The ongoing legal Battle Royale taking place between talk-singing pop songstress Kesha and scruffy alleged perv Dr. Luke is quickly transforming into the most depressing concert ever. And now, after being subpoenaed last month, Lady Gaga has been added to the roster to shake and shimmy in the courtroom. Gaga was unsure of when she’d be deposed, but now sources can confirm that her headlining act at Fuckery Fest 2017 will be taking place sometime in September.
E! News reports that the exact date, time and location for the deposition is still being finalized but should be reached no later than this Saturday. Also, according to Page Six, Dr. Luke’s legal team requested that Gaga submit text messages she exchanged with Kesha back in 2013 pertaining to the case, and she kinda did. However, she took that opportunity to perform a cover version of CeeLo Green’s hit song “Fuck You” just for Dr. Luke, by submitting heavily redacted copies of those conversations.
Just last month, Dr. Luke’s attorneys filed a motion to interview Gaga stating “she has relevant information regarding, among other things, false statements about Dr. Luke made to her by Kesha.”
Lawyers stated in court documents that they had made repeated requests to obtain a deposition date from Gaga but have been unsuccessful. Gaga’s attorneys, however, had a different perspective.
“As Lady Gaga’s legal team will present to the court, she has provided all of the relevant information in her possession and is at most an ancillary witness in this process,” a representative for the singer said in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter). “Dr. Luke’s team is attempting to manipulate the truth and draw press attention to their case by exaggerating Lady Gaga’s role and falsely accusing her of dodging reasonable requests.”
It takes a very small, very petty person to try and rope in someone of note to make a shitty situation (a “shituation” if you will) even shittier. Especially after Gaga had already expressed her support of Kesha earlier this year. But then again, after everything Kesha is accusing Dr. Luke of (sexual assault, gender violence and civil harassment to name a few), I can’t say I’m completely surprised by this move. Things are about to get messy, people. And I hope that on the day of Gaga’s deposition they’ll think she’s late when she fails to arrive on time. But then be completely blown away by her stunt queen antics when the lights in the court room go dim and a spotlight illuminates her descending from the sky sitting on a golden throne with her index finger pointed directly at Dr. Luke. Then, when the beat for Judas drops, everyone in the courtroom will automatically know Dr. Luke is guilty.