Kesha's ongoing battle with record producer Dr. Luke now involves Katy Perry. In their ongoing legal battle, Kesha claims Luke not only sexually assaulted the "Praying" singer, but that he also allegedly sexually assaulted Perry as well. This information was reportedly revealed in a text message correspondence between Kesha and Lady Gaga, which was recently presented to the court. The claim was made in a text sent in February 2016. Here's what we know about this situation.
According to legal documents acquired by The Blast, Kesha continues to assert her claims that Dr. Luke (whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald) gave Kesha drugs against her will and sexually assaulted her. In the following line, however, was a claim about Katy Perry. This is related to their defamation case in New York.
Nearly three years ago, Kesha first filed her lawsuit against Dr. Luke, claiming she was sexually harassed and assaulted. It was alluded to last year that Kesha accused Dr. Luke of raping another singer. This is the first time, however, that Katy Perry's name was introduced into the case. Perry has never publicly accused Dr. Luke of sexual assault, nor has she ever publicly discussed any incidents of sexual misconduct. Of course, that doesn't dismiss the allegations made against him. The pop musician also hasn't responded to the accusation made by Kesha to Lady Gaga in this ongoing legal case. Meanwhile, Dr. Luke has continued to deny both claims of sexual assault.
Earlier in the case, Kesha accused Dr. Luke of purposefully stalling her album, which she was under contract to record for his company. She also claimed Dr. Luke owed her royalties for the music that was released. Kesha maintains Dr. Luke hadn't approved of any of the new songs the musician recorded for the anticipated new album, and that he didn't agree to a release date or promotional plan from Dr. Luke's label, Kemosabe. It was likely the reason why music lovers hadn't heard Kesha's music in the intervening years between albums.
Kesha came back with a vengeance, when she released her third studio album Rainbows in August of last year. Sony Music Entertainment made sure Kesha was allowed to make the newest album away from her former music producer. It was her first studio album since 2012's Warrior. Meanwhile, Kesha also released the EP Deconstructed in 2013. Her first studio album, Animal, was released in 2010.
We'll continue to keep you posted on the latest developments in the case between Kesha and Dr. Luke.