On Wednesday (June 13), The Blast published documents obtained by Dr. Luke's team that explain why Katy Perry and Lady Gaga had been roped into his ongoing legal battle with Kesha, stating that the pop star had accused her producer of raping Perry via a text to Gaga.

The site notes: "On February 26, 2016 [Kesha] sent a text message to Stefani Germanotta p/k/a/ Lady Gaga which repeated [Kesha’s] false claim that [Luke] had raped her."

The site adds: “[Kesha] also falsely asserted that [Luke] had also raped Kathryn Hudson p/k/a/ Katy Perry,” and that, “Following this text message conversation, and with [Kesha’s] encouragement, [Lady Gaga] spread negative messages about [Luke] in the press and on social media.”

Now, Dr. Luke's legal team is fighting back by issuing a statement in response to Kesha's accusations.

"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," the statement reads. "In his defamation lawsuit against Kesha, Dr. Luke seeks damages for the harm caused by these malicious falsehoods."

Perry has continued to stay silent throughout the ongoing battle and has never publicly accused the producer of any misconduct.


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