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Lady Gaga SLAMMED Dr Luke's lawyer during her deposition in September 2017, where she tearfully defended singer Kesha's allegation that Dr Luke sexually assaulted her.

The deposition was recently unsealed and released by The Blastwith the lawsuit centring around Kesha's claims against the music producer and her attempt to escape her recording contract with Kemosabe Entertainment.

The A Star Is Born singer's lawyer warned Dr. Luke's lawyer that Gaga was experiencing PTSD as a result of her own traumatic memories of sexual assault.

"I just want everyone to understand that, as she has publicly stated in other contexts, as a sex abuse survivor…there are trigger events, and this deposition has proved to be a trigger event for Ms. Germanotta."


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Her lawyer stated; "She has experienced in the past few hours some PTSD reactions which is causing some trauma and emotional reactivity. So she is crying now, the record will reflect."

Dr Luke and Kesha's ongoing legal battle has been much-publicised, especially following the emergence of the Me Too era.

In the deposition, Gaga was requested to speak about how her and the Rainbow singer met, and what herself and Kesha spoke about after Gaga witnessed her in her underwear in Luke's studio.

Gaga explained;

"What we discussed was, what I recall was her immense sadness and depression and fear. She was visibly very different than when I had seen her before, and–but I can't say specifically what we spoke about. I just recall it was emotional and I wanted to be there for her."

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Dr Luke's lawyer questioned Lady Gaga on her "personal knowledge or information as to any interaction" between the producer and Kesha, and if the incident has damaged his reputation.

Gaga elaborated fiercely on why she believed Kesha, who claims Dr. Luke abused her consistently.

In her own words, Gaga said:

"That was an image that–of something that happened to me, and I felt and knew in my heart that she was telling the truth, and I believe her….Yes, I do have knowledge. She told me he assaulted her…Well, you know–when men assault women, they don't invite people over to watch."

"And when this happens in this industry, it is kept extremely secret, and it is compounded by contracts and manipulative power scenarios that actually include this very situation that we are all in right now," she said.


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When Gaga was quizzed about the possibility of being falsely accused of rape, Gaga hit back at the lawyer;

"You–how about all of the women that are accused of being liars and how she was slut shamed in front of the world, how about that?…I have factual knowledge of the spiral that I watched that girl go down."

"I have factual knowledge of trauma. I am informed and intelligent about this issue. That girl has experienced serious trauma and she is in the middle of the right now. And you are all a party to it."

Gaga became frustrated at the lawyer after he asked her if she was present when the alleged assault happened. She responded;

"Why on earth would this girl tell the entire world this happened? Why on earth? Do you know what it’s like for survivors? Do you know what it's like to tell people? Don't you roll your eyes at me. You should be ashamed of yourself."


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Dr. Luke has since hit back at Gaga after she sat through the heartfelt deposition defending Kesha.

An attorney for Dr Luke said in a lengthy statement to The Blast: "Being passionate about a topic that concerns us all is admirable. However, Lady Gaga has no knowledge of what happened on the night at issue because she was not there."

It continued: "Kesha got kicked out of a party after drinking too much and vomiting. As an act of kindness, Dr Luke offered to allow her to sleep in his hotel suite, a few blocks away. Kesha slept on the bed in the hotel suite, while Dr Luke separately slept on the couch," the statement continued.

"Dr Luke testified under oath that he did not have any contact with Kesha. Kesha herself admitted under oath that she has absolutely no memory of Dr Luke even being in the hotel room."

"Kesha has no memory of Dr Luke engaging in inappropriate contact with her because it did not happen," it finished.

Lady Gaga has been outspoken of her repulsion of Dr. Luke and abusers in the industry, but has yet name her own abuser. 


Lady Gaga, who has been an outspoken supporter of fellow artist, Kesha, throughout her legal battle with music producer Dr Luke has found herself embroiled further still after being issued with a subpoena by the producer's legal team.

In 2014, Kesha sued Dr Luke for alleged sexual assault and battery, sexual harassment, gender violence, emotional abuse, and violation of California business practices which had occurred over 10 years working together.

In 2016, judge Shirley Kornreich rejected all of Kesha's claims against Dr Luke in a move which only intensified support for the 30-year-old singer.

However, according to Dr Luke's legal team, Lady Gaga's support for the Tik Tok singer is akin to a 'smear campaign', and the American Horror Story star is now being required to give evidence in the producer's defamation case against Kesha.

"Dr. Luke's counsel served a subpoena on Lady Gaga because she has relevant information regarding, among other things, false statements about Dr. Luke made to her by Kesha," attorneys for Dr Luke explained in a recent statement.

"This motion has become necessary because Dr. Luke's counsel has not been able to obtain, despite repeated request, a deposition date from Lady Gaga."

Responding to the subpoena, Lady Gaga's legal team insists their client is a mere pawn in Dr Luke's attempt to manipulate the truth.

"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," representatives for the Grammy Award winner said.

"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."

According to reports, Lady Gaga may not be the only high-profile name required to take part in depositions, with Dr Luke's legal team confirming as much.

"In connection with Dr. Luke’s defamation claims against Kesha, various third parties are being deposed by both sides, including celebrities," Dr Luke's team confirmed.


Sony Music have finally cut ties with Dr. Luke almost three years after Kesha claimed the producer sexually assaulted her in a hotel room.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dr. Luke, or Lukasz Gottwald, is currently still involved in a legal battle with singer, Kesha over the allegations.

He has been removed from his position as head of Sony’s Kemosabe Records, with the company suggesting that it wants to distance themselves from the accused amid the controversy.

The legal dispute has been ongoing since 2014, when Dr. Like sued Kesha for defamation and she in turn, countersued, claiming the producer forced her to take a date-rape drug before proceeding to sexually assault her.

The singer also claimed that he maintained ‘’suffocating control’’ over her life for a decade, and would constantly insult her looks and musical ability.

A court document, filed last Friday stated that Kemosabe Records was "wholly-owned by Sony Music Entertainment. Lukasz Gottwald is no longer the CEO… and does not have authority to act on its behalf."

It’s not all good news though. Many people are suggesting that Dr. Luke could use his dismissal to back-up his claims that Kesha’s accusation has had a damaging effect on his career. 


The saga between music producer Dr Luke and pop-star Kesha would appear to be never ending! 

Back in 2014, Kesha filed a lawsuit to get out of an album deal with Dr Luke, claiming he had sexually abused her. 

Almost two years later, a judge denied Kesha's request to be released from her record contract, despite the huge amount of support she received. 

Kesha appealed the verdict in April of this year, and subsequently lost the case. 

The 29-year-old has dropped her lawsuit to focus on creating music.

HOWEVER, the story is far from over!

Dr Luke, whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald has filed a defamation suit against Kesha's mum, Pebe Sebert! 

The lawsuit cites an interview that Pebe did this year, where she spoke about Dr Luke in a negative way! 

According to The Wrap, Luke is seeking damages "greatly in excess of the $75,000 jurisdictional minimum."

We have a feeling this could get VERY ugly! 



Kesha has reportedly dropped her sexual assault claim against record producer Dr Luke in an apparent bid to reboot her music career.

Buzzfeed News has reported that on Monday the singer began legal proceedings in California to end her ongoing sexual assault legal battle.

According to MTV, the Californian lawsuit – which alleges that Dr Luke drugged, raped and sexually assaulted the TiK ToK singer – has been on hold since last Summer while Dr Luke’s defamation claim against Kesha is dealt with in New York.

Now the star’s legal team has told Buzzfeed News that she has submitted 28 new songs to Dr Luke’s Kemosabe label, which is part of Sony Music.

They said: “Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label.”

“We have conveyed to Sony Music and the label Kesha’s strong desire to release the single and an album as soon as possible.”

While Sony has not yet commented on the case, Dr Luke’s legal representative told Buzzfeed that Kesha voluntarily dropped her claims “because she has no chance of winning them”.




Early this morning the singer tweeted: "My fight continues.  I need to get my music out.  I am continuing to fight for my rights in New York.  Thank you for all your support."

Kesha has been unable to release any new music bar her True Colours collaboration with Zedd earlier this year since she first filed her complaint against Dr Luke in October 2014.

In 2005 the star signed an exclusive recording deal with Dr Luke which stated she must create five albums for the producer before she can leave his label.  So far she has released two albums: Animal and Warrior.



A New York judge has dismissed Kesha's claims that producer Dr Luke violated her human rights by drugging, sexually abusing and emotionally tormenting her.

Judge Shirley Werner Kornreich gave the ruling in court – which Dr Luke denies. He has not been charged with any crime, either.

After showing a message on social media sent to her by Sony, which says if she retracts her statement she can take back her "freedom," Kesha received support from a number of celebs such as Adele, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.

But according to Yahoo, the judge stated that since the alleged incidents happened outside of New York, she can't do anything about it. Kesha's claims also don't meet the high legal bar for "intentional infliction of emotional distress," said the judge.

“Her claims of insults about her value as an artist, her looks and her weight are insufficient to constitute extreme, outrageous conduct intolerable in a civilised society.”

Judge Kornreich added that Kesha didn't say Dr Luke's attack were spurred by hostility towards women.

"Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime."



Two months after Kesha was denied an injunction to end her record deal with Sony, the We R Who We R singer has taken to social media to shed further light on the fraught relations which exist between herself and the record label.

Uploading a bare-faced short of herself last night, Kesha, who claims she was physically, emotionally and sexually abused by music producer Dr. Luke,  told fans that she had been recently asked to lie in order to free herself from her contract with the global label.

"So, I got offered my freedom IF i were to lie. I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped," she wrote in a post which has been liked almost 120,000 times in mere hours.

"THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS behind closed doors," she continued in the revealing upload which has been inundated with message of supports from concerned fans and followers. "I will not take back the TRUTH."

The star, who has been publicly backed by music heavy-hitters including Adele, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga, insists that her decision to go public with her harrowing past means more to her than her career as a musician.

Having appealed the court's decision in recent weeks, Kesha finished the heartwrenching post, declaring: "I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again."

Praising the star for her courage, one Instagram user wrote: "Sending love and support from Australia. So much respect for sticking up for yourself and staying true to your moral compass. I can't imagine how difficult this would be."

Under her current contract, the 29-year-old singer is required to record a further four albums with the record company.



After the devastating result of her court case last month, Kesha has filed an appeal to overturn the ruling on her contract.

The songstress pleaded for a temporary break from working with Dr Luke – who she claims raped her – but the judge ruled that she has to remain in her contract with Sony.


Yesterday, Kesha went to court in Manhattan with her lawyer to overturn the case, E! News has reported.

In the documents , Kesha's lawyer claims that forcing the singer to work with Dr Luke is akin to "slavery."

"First, the Court erred in basing its decision on its finding that Kesha could record without interference from Gottwald [Dr Luke]," the paperwork states.

"Although it recognised that "slavery was done away with a long time ago" and that 'you can't force someone to work in a situation in which they don't want to work,' the Court's ruling requiring Kesha to work for Gottwald's companies, purportedly without his involvement, does just that.

"As the Court itself recognised, 'It's slavery. You can't do that'."

But Dr Luke's lawyer has already responded saying that Kesha's allegations are "false."



Reports began circulating yesterday that record label Sony are making arrangements to drop Dr Luke ahead of his contract expiration in 2017. 

However, reps for the top producer, who is currently facing rape allegations from popstar Kesha, have rejected the claims made by news site the Wrap. 

"This is not true. Luke has an excellent relationship with Sony," read the statement. 

"His representatives are in regular contact with executives at the highest levels at Sony and this has never come up."

According to the Wrap, insiders said that the top label was looking to rid themselves of the producer following the recent controversy. 

Representatives for the producer also responded to claims made by Kelly Clarkson that he was not a nice person to work with by publishing an excerpt from Sony Music chief Clive Davis' 2013 memoir The Soundtrack of My Life. 

The excerpt insinuates that Kelly did not want to work with the producer and Dr. Luke was also forced to compromise as he wanted the songs he had written to go to rock artists. . 

"As we were gathering material for the album, however, I met with the songwriter-producer Max Martin, who had some songs he had written with his partner Luke Gottwald, better known as Dr Luke, that he wanted to play for me. 

"The songs were Since U Been Gone and Behind These Hazel Eyes. I heard them, and told him that I really loved them both. Then I told him that I wanted them for Kelly Clarkson. 

"The fact is that I wanted Kelly to have those songs for the very reason he had written them. Both songs had a sharp rock edge, but were still capable of being pop hits. They would push Kelly in a promising direction for her, while maintaining and even growing her audience.

"Max and Luke are very strong, hands-on producers in the studio. They are intent on getting perfect vocal performances, and are relentless in that pursuit.

"It was hard for Kelly, who had come from the high of winning American Idol and then having a double platinum album. You're young, everybody recognises you everywhere you go. It's heady, and all that attention affects all Idol winners.

"But then suddenly you're in an entirely different world of making records in a studio, and you have to take direction. Kelly didn't like it.

"Kelly got her back up, and from her perspective, she had a horrible experience in the studio. She'd never work with them again, she said."

The drama continues. 



Kelly Clarkson has shown support for Kesha as she fights to be freed from her current record contract and now it seems we know why. 

Speaking on Australian radio, the Heartbeat Song singer revealed that she felt pressurised into working with the hit-maker by her label. 

"I worked with [Dr. Luke] because literally I got blackmailed by my label. They were like, 'We will not put your album out if you don't do this.' "

Though the 33-year-old did not particularly want to work with the producer, he manifested her smash hit single from her first album, Since U Been Gone

As a result, her label pushed her to work with the hit-maker on future songs despite not being the producer's biggest fan. 

"Unfortunately, when you have that poor of character – so many artists don't like you and don't like working with you – that's not normal.

"I get along with everyone I work with, but he's just not a good guy for me.

"Obviously, he’s a talented dude. He just lied a lot. I've run into a couple of really bad situations. Musically, it's been really hard for me because he will just lie to people.

"And it's like, 'What?' And it makes the artist look bad. He's kind of difficult to work with; kind of demeaning."

Pop-star Kesha is currently fighting to be released from a contract with her record label for six more albums off the back of allegations that the top music producer drugged and raped her while they worked together. 

Despite Dr Luke denying the accusations, numerous celebrities and fans have come out to show support for the Tik Tok singers including Kelly who tweeted at the time of her failed court appearance.

"Trying 2 not say anything since I can't say anything nice about a person … so this is me not talking about Dr. Luke."



Kesha has endured a lot in the past few years, but in recent weeks her high profile case has made a media frenzie.

The singer has been enduring a long legal battle with producer Dr Luke who she accuses of sexual and mental abuse. But unfortunately, the court ruled against Kesha and she has to remain with Dr Luke's label, Sony.

The 28-year-old, who hasn't produced music in years because of the contract, has taken to Instagram to thank her friends and fans for their support.

"I am beyond words in gratitude. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. A million times over and forever thank you. The support I have received has left my face swollen from tears. I love you all so much. A statement too large for this format is coming…"

We just hope she gets through all of it. 



The internet has been alight with outbursts of support for singer Kesha as she fights be released from her recording contract with Sony music. 

On Friday the Tik Tok singer's contract was upheld by a New York judge and reams of fans and celebrities alike came out in support of the star. 

However, it seems that record producer Dr. Luke, who has remained silent throughout the dispute, has finally had his say as he took to Twitter yesterday, 

The renowned producer, who has created hit songs for the likes of Katy Perry and Jessie J, has been accused of drugging and raping Kesha while they were working together. 

The renowned producer suggested that Kesha is using the allegations as a tool to get out of a record contract that has turned sour. He pointed out that the singer had denied any claims she had been intimate with the producer during a separate case in 2011. 

The court case is ongoing but with Taylor Swift having just donated 250k to her legal fund and with the support of all social media, we're pretty sure Kesha will fight this one out to the bitter end.