Lady Gaga issues statement following Dr Luke subpoena over texts to Kesha

The producer has an ongoing defamation lawsuit against the 'Tic Tok' singer

Jack Shepherd
Sunday 30 July 2017 09:07
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Lukasz Gottwald, better known as the producer Dr. Luke, has issued a subpoena to Lady Gaga as part of the ongoing defamation lawsuit against Kesha, the singer who accused him of sexual assault.

"In connection with Dr. Luke's defamation claims against Kesha, various third parties are being deposed by both sides, including celebrities," Dr. Luke’s legal representative said in a statement.

"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.

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

Gaga’s legal team has since responded with their own statement, reading, via Variety: “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.

“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.”

The ‘Bad Romance’ singer was one of Kesha’s most vocal supporters during the initial legal battle where Kesha initially sued the producer in 2014.

Kasha accused Dr. Luke of "sexually, physically, verbally, and emotionally" abusing her, a New York judge eventually denying the singer an injunctive that would severe her professional ties to the record label head.

Following the legal loss, Gaga took to social media to issue another statement in support of Kesha, asking: “Why is victim always the ‘liar'?"

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According to TMZ, the new subpoena regards a "heavily redacted” text conversation between the two pop-stars. Gaga has offered a written statement but Dr. Luke’s team wish to question her in person.

With celebrities being plural being mentioned in the statement, we can likely expect many others to be brought into court for the case over the following months.

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