Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald has won a legal battle against Kesha. Not-A-Real-Doctor Luke is going after Kesha for a variety of things related to her rape accusations against him. Well, a judge has ruled that Kesha did defame Dr. Luke when she accused him of raping Katy Perry, which Katy Perry denied, in text messages to Lady Gaga, and now she has to fork over more than $300,000 to him.
Back in 2014, everyone who saw Katy Perry’s video for Dark Horse probably thought the worst choices she made was to dress up like an Egyptian woman (which was followed very closely by the choice to throw a grill in her mouth). As it turns out, Katy Perry’s bad Dark Horse decisions began long before she put on a Cher wig.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that after a week-long trial, a jury in California has decided that Katy Perry and Dr. Luke plagiarized parts of Dark Horse from a Christian rapper from St. Louis named Flame.
Well, it looks like Taylor Swift‘s invitation writing hand is sore today after furiously crossing Lady Gaga‘s name off the guest list to her annual Fourth of July / Katy Perry is a Big Fatty Meanie Party. After old texts between Kesha and Gaga were released as part of the Dr. Luke investigation shit show, Gaga is taking back what she said about Katy.
Olive branch be damned – Lady Gaga and Kesha just earned themselves a massive “TOLD YA SO!” bouquet of roses from Taylor Swift. In the ongoing Dr. Luke saga of him being a general asshole and alleged abuser to Kesha, Gaga forked over any relevant evidence in his defamation case against Kesha. The evidence included texts between Kesha and Gaga about the case. The texts were previously blacked out, but the uncensored ones were made public and in them, Gaga and Kesha take a major swipe at Katy Perry and what sounds like her nonexistent backbone. Continue reading
Kesha is still fighting against her former producer Dr. Luke, and currently the battle is over several text messages that were allegedly sent by Kesha to a variety of people, including Lady Gaga. In the texts with Gaga, Kesha alleges some pretty awful stuff, like the allegation that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry. Katy never publicly commented at the time, but she was deposed in the case and testified that Dr. Luke never did such a thing.
Yesterday, anyone whose hair stands on the back of their neck when they hear about Dr. Luke was given yet another reason to dislike him. There was a new development in his defamation suit against Kesha and her mom Pebe Sebert. Dr. Luke claimed that Kesha said in 2016 text messages to Lady Gaga that he had raped both herself and Katy Perry. Dr. Luke has always been quick to deny any allegation made against him by Kesha, and this latest situation is no different.
He was probably hoping that sort of allegation would remain within the walls of the courtroom, but it got out, which means he had to put his legal team to work on a public statement on his behalf. Of course, his denial involves calling Kesha a liar.
“Katy Perry herself confirmed that Dr. Luke did not rape her. Kesha’s accusation to the contrary – just like her other outrageous lies about Dr. Luke – is baseless and irresponsible, and it is disrespectful to both Katy Perry and Dr. Luke. In his defamation lawsuit against Kesha, Dr. Luke seeks damages for the harm caused by these malicious falsehoods.”
Dr. Luke had worked with Katy Perry numerous times on three different albums, some around the same time he was working with Kesha. People reached out to Kesha for a comment, which she declined. E! News reached out to Katy Perry for her thoughts, and she also declined. Katy has never commented publicly on this messy situation.
Dr. Luke has denied the rape allegations since the beginning many years ago. I just can’t help but wonder why he hasn’t offered to take a lie detector test. Or maybe he tried, but the polygraph examiner determined any results would be inconclusive once they realized they were dealing with a guy who has built his career around identifying as a fake doctor.