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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. 

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Kesha is heading into 2019 with a positive frame of mind.

The singer took to social media to proclaim that this was gonna be the year she loved herself – wise words that we could all do with taking on board.

The 31-year-old posted a snap of herself, completely make-up free and looking gorgeous.

The close-up picture showed off her natural beauty and a sprinkling of freckles.

She captioned it, ''This year my resolution is to love myself…just as I am, all fucked up and imperfect and whatever else. And to let my freckles liiiiiiiive.''

Her 2.9 million followers applauded her for embracing her imperfections.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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One said, ''You are absolutely beautiful, always have been.''

While another wrote, ''Freckles are the best! You are so gorgeous!''

We salute you, Kesha – being yourself is always the right thing to do.

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Time and time again, we find ourselves scrolling through Spotify looking for our favourite lady jams. 

It's time consuming and kind of annoying – so we decided to do something about it! 

We have set ourselves up on Spotify, and created the grooviest playlist ever (think all the best in 90s pop, plus Dua Lipa and the gals).

Currently, we have about 45 songs on it, but we are so open to suggestions. Have a song you love? Let us know, and sure we'll add it on for you. 

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We're also going to add 5 songs to the playlist every week, and we'll keep you updated. 

This week, we created a poll asking what song you'd like added. The winner? 

Tik Tok, by Kesha! Obsessed. 

So we added that, and 4 other bangers for you! 

Have a listen, and let us know what you think. 

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Last night's Grammy Awards ceremony was full of touching moments and gripping performances, but few caught the attention of the viewing public quite like Kesha's powerful rendition of her song, Praying.

Joined by a host of female singers all dressed in white, the singer gave an emotionally charged performance of the song she wrote amid the very public lawsuit against her former producer Dr. Luke, who she accused of sexual and emotional abuse.

Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Julia Michaels and Andra Day were just some of the women to join the star on stage.

The fierce performance ended with Kesha wiping tears from her face as she hugged her fellow artists.

Earlier in the night, Praying lost out to Ed Sheeran's Shape of You in the Best Pop Solo Performance category, leaving many angered fans questioning the judging process.

Some argued that Ed's hit single, which contains lyrics about admitting a woman's body, was not an appropriate winner given that the award organisers had thrown their support behind the Time's Up and #MeToo movements.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter had a thing or two to say about the whole debacle.

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There are few among us who don't know someone who dreads the holiday season each year.

Whether they're experiencing financial difficulties, enduring a bereavement or suffer from a condition which makes constant socialising and compulsory joviality almost agonising, not everyone awaits the festive season with bated breath.

Tapping into this all too familiar truth in a recent article for Time magazine, Kesha encouraged readers to navigate the festivities with the welfare of one person in mind – themselves.

 

Animals! Read what I wrote on @time about the holidays and taking care of yourself at link in bio

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"All those plans and expectations of joy can turn tougher than they sound," Kesha acknowledged.

"This is especially true for those of us who struggle with mental illness – be it depression, anxiety, addiction or any other challenges."

"In so many ways, the holidays can throw you off your game  – and that can shake you. When you have a routine, it’s easier to manage whatever mental struggles you may be faced with, and when that routine is broken, it can trigger things you may not be ready to face."

 

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Uttering a sentiment which will resonate with millions, Kesha confided: "Around the holidays, I often feel like I’m supposed to be everywhere, with everyone — all with the added guilt that it’s the season of giving."

"To fight this, I’ve developed a mantra: It’s not selfish to take time for yourself," she encouraged.

Reminding readers that Christmas is as much about taking a step back as it is diving in, the 30-year-old urged anyone struggling to ignore the incessant soundtrack of the season, and simply take time to just be.

"It’s not your responsibility to try to make the whole world happy. Especially since sometimes it’s not that easy to make yourself happy, either — even with all the celebrations and gifts and seasonal decorations, foods and drinks, which can only do so much."

"So don’t ask yourself things like “It’s almost Christmas, why am I not happy?” That can turn into a shame cycle. It’s just another day — don’t put unrealistic expectations on it, and don’t beat yourself up."

If you listen to no other advice this week, listen to that.

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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.

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It's been almost five years since Kesha released her last album, Warrior,  but she's finally back with her most emotional record to date.

Since 2014, the singer has been involved in a very public legal battle with music producer, Dr. Luke, following allegations of sexual assault.

In August 2016, Kesha dropped the case saying, "this lawsuit [has been] so heavy on my once free spirit, and I can only pray to one day feel that happiness again”, however, Dr. Luke has since been dismissed by Sony Music.

Kesha's highly anticipated comeback album, Rainbow, was written during her court battle, which she admits was a dark time in her life.

Now writer and producer Ricky Reed, has said the new record is "gonna change the world".

He told People magazine: "Some of the most emotional experiences I’ve had in the studio have been with Kesha … I mean, the world is not ready for the music that she’s making right now. It’s heart-stopping; I think it’s gonna change the world."

"She’s channelled so many experiences into just some of the most honest and powerful songs that I’ve ever been a part of. I really think the world of her, and also, I can’t wait for the world to hear her sing the way she’s been singing in my studio – it really is a very, very special album. I’m just so honoured to be a part of it."

Speaking to Metro.co.uk during a special playback of her new tracks, the singer said: "I am so nervous, which I never get nervous, and I’ve never felt like I’ve ever written close to this in my life before. I’ve never been in touch with a huge part of who I am and who I’ve become."

"I am very very grateful for all of you for being supportive and being open to listening to my music. There was a very long, long long period of time when I wasn't sure if I’d be able to put music out again."

Rainbow is out August 11, but for now, you can check out the first single from the album, Praying, below. 

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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. 

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In the past 24 hours, I've seen three celebrities being body-shamed online… and I just don't get it.

Why is this still happening? Why do people still feel the need to comment on a woman's weight?

Honestly, I don't have the answers.

In a recent article on Cosmo, alleged emails from Dr. Luke were leaked where he was complaining about Kesha's weight, and said he'd be better off if she was a machine and he could do whatever he wanted with her.

He wrote: "We were having a discussion on how she can be more disciplined with her diet. There have been many times we have all witnessed her breaking her diet plan. This particular time – it happened to be diet coke and turkey while on an all juice fast."

 

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Kesha's manager, Monica Corina, replied that the singer is "a human not a machine," to which Dr. Luke responded, "if she were a machine that would be way cool and we could do whatever we want."

I get that Kesha is in an industry where a lot of emphasis is put on how she looks but, give her a break. If she wants to eat turkey, let her eat fecking turkey.

In case Dr. Luke hadn't noticed, the world is fighting against the idea of 'perfection' – women come in all shapes and sizes, and they're all beautiful.

Look at Ashley Graham, who just walked for Michael Kors at New York Fashion Week. 

Being the first plus-size model to grace the designer's runway; she was celebrated and applauded for staying true to herself and not succumbing to what people like Dr. Luke think is 'the perfect size'. And fair play to her – it's the way we should celebrate every woman.

However, on the flipside, former model, Tara Reid, was blasted online for looking "too skinny" yesterday.

The model shared an innocent photo on Instagram of her holding her dog, who sadly passed away, but instead of people offering support, they focused on Tara's weight.

"No one is naturally that skinny, it doesn't look great and it's very ageing," wrote one user, while another quipped, "if she was my friend, I'd insist on her getting help."

Why do people, who don't even know this woman, feel the need to comment on her weight?

Are they doctors? Nutritionists? NO. They're not even her friends.

 

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We need to realise that some people are skinny and some people carry a few extra inches – and that's all OK. 

Another celebrity to be caught up in an online body-shaming torrent was controversially, Khloe Kardashian.

She was recently made an ambassador for Protein World, and her ad campaign suffered backlash, as people said it made women have "low self-esteem."

But, why? It seems like no matter what your body shape, people have a problem with it. Yes, it's air brushed (as all campaigns are) but, Khloe has curves, and she celebrates them. Yet, people say it's unrealistic.

Maybe it is, but if you exercise and eat well – is your goal not to be toned up? Just like it was Khloe's goal three years ago? She achieved it, and people are still condemning her for it.

 

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She's been extremely vocal about being healthy, but maintaining her shape, so why are people so offended?

Whether you're big, small, short, or tall – everyone has a different body type. EVERYONE.

Why can't we get our heads around that? Why is commenting on people's weight still a thing? Why was it ever a thing? And, really, why can't we just get past it?

We all need to build a body-shaming bridge and get over it.

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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! 

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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.

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It's no secret that pop sensation Kesha has had a lot to deal with in the last year.

Between her sexual assault case against music producer Dr Luke getting thrown out and Sony refusing to release her from her contract, it's a wonder she's been able to get anything done.

But in the last few months the Tik Tok singer seems to have turned a corner as she finally began recording music again, successfully played at the Billboard Music Awards and Coachella and even helped a couple of fans get engaged.

Today even more good news emerged as the Wynn in Las Vegas revealed that Kesha will hold a brief residency at their Intrigue nightclub this summer.

Fans who intend on going to any of Kesha's three gigs – which are on June 23, 25 and July 23 – are advised to “dress to impress” with no “athletic wear, athletic footwear, baggy apparel, hats, shorts, flip flops, tank tops, chains, work boots, tattoo, or mma inspired clothing” allowed.

Given all that’s gone on this should be a pretty special couple of gigs for attendees – if they can find anything to wear, that is.

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