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In a deposition unsealed on Monday regarding the court case between Kesha and music producer Dr. Luke, Katy Perry allegedly denied the accusation that she was reportedly raped by Luke. The accusation was introduced to the court through a text message that Kesha reportedly sent to Lady Gaga in February 2016, which was presented to the court during the ongoing trial. It was brought to the public's attention earlier this summer, and Katy Perry has previously not commented on the sexual assault allegations until now.
Katy Perry's deposition was reportedly contained in court documents acquired by People. The document was allegedly from July 21, and it claimed that the musician repeatedly shut down the accusations made in Kesha's texts. The allegation was revealed during the court battle between Dr. Luke and Kesha, where the pop musician claimed that she was reportedly given drugs against her will and sexually assaulted by the music producer. Dr. Luke has denied these allegations for months while the trail continues to commence, and his legal team has recently spoken out against these rape allegations.
Here's the statement released by Dr. Luke's attorney earlier this week.
The false narrative Kesha created about being raped became widely accepted, damaging Dr. Luke's reputation irreparably. Compounding this malicious act, in 2016, Kesha told Lady Gaga that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry, which is outrageous and untrue. Katy Perry testified under oath in this case that Dr. Luke never raped her. Regardless, Kesha refused to apologize. Instead, she issued a press release which again irresponsibly suggested that Katy Perry was actually raped by Dr. Luke. It seems that Kesha wanted to perpetuate the falsehood that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry.
Kesha's attorneys have also responded to Dr. Luke's claims in a statement the legal team released on Monday, where they denied making the claims.
With regard to Dr. Luke's claim that Kesha defamed him by falsely stating he also assaulted Katy Perry, Kesha has never claimed to have any independent knowledge of any alleged assault of Katy Perry (which Ms. Perry has denied in a later deposition). But, to be clear, Dr. Luke is suing Kesha based on a private, one-on-one text message that Kesha sent Lady Gaga in 2016, shortly after Interscope CEO John Janick told Kesha and Lady Gaga he'd heard a rumor that Dr. Luke had also abused Katy Perry. Mr. Janick's statement was discussed privately between the two friends and would never have become public, except that Dr. Luke decided to publish it to millions of people in his 2017 complaint against Kesha. This defamation claim, based on a private text message which was based on the statement of a third party, is also frivolous.
Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson has also recently spoken out against Dr. Luke, calling him "bullying and demeaning" and saying that she doesn't know anyone who actually likes him. She also testified that she doesn't care for him as a person. We'll keep you posted on additional updates on this trail.