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Kesha's Legal Team Says 'CEO Of Major Record Label' Told Her & Lady GaGa About Alleged Assault On Katy Perry

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The ongoing legal battle between Kesha and Dr. Luke is getting more and more heated by the day — and as we’ve been reporting, it now involves some very serious rape and sexual assault allegations against the music producer for acts allegedly committed against Katy Perry.
As you’ll remember, Kesha and Lady GaGa had apparently been texting about the alleged sexual assault on Perry — something the public didn’t know until Dr. Luke’s legal team made that text public after receiving it in private during discovery as part of their ongoing legal battle against Kesha.
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Well, now, Kesha’s legal team has responded to Dr. Luke’s legal team’s own response to the allegations, and if anything, the Tik Tok singer’s team is seriously doubling down — and involving MORE people who apparently knew about the alleged sexual assault!
In a statement released this afternoon, Kesha’s legal team claims an unnamed CEO “of a major record label” was the one who told both Kesha and GaGa about the alleged rape (below):

“With respect to the recent story regarding Katy Perry, the statement that Dr. Luke assaulted her came from the CEO of a major record label, and was told by that executive at the same time to Kesha and Lady Gaga. The startling statement was subsequently discussed in a private, one-on-one text message between Kesha and Lady Gaga. It was neither published nor further distributed. It would have remained completely private, except that Dr. Luke and his team took an email obtained only in discovery and decided to publish it to millions of people in his amended complaint against Kesha, and then claim reputational harm from his own widespread publication.”

And the statement continues, blaming Dr. Luke for releasing the text (below):

“Dr. Luke disclosed the private conversation between Kesha and Lady Gaga for no purpose other than to attack, harass, and ultimately bankrupt Kesha. His claim that Kesha’s private one-on-one text message about a statement from a record label CEO (to someone who had already heard the same statement) caused damages for which Kesha should be held liable is baseless.”

That’s a pretty big double-down on the initial (and very serious) accusation.
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And in accompanying fashion, Dr. Luke’s legal team again shared their own statement fully denying the rape, and even invoking Katy Perry’s name to do it (below):

“Kesha and her legal team are fully aware that Ms. Perry has unequivocally confirmed that she was not raped by Dr. Luke. Kesha and her attorneys should be ashamed of themselves for not publicly acknowledging this and apologizing. Instead, they continue to publicize this and other falsehoods. In fact, Kesha’s false accusation involving Ms. Perry came to public light only because Kesha’s attorneys filed the accusation publicly. Kesha’s latest press release saying that a music executive told her that Dr. Luke had raped Katy Perry is fully contradicted by that executive. He denied saying that.”

OK then.
We already know Dr. Luke believes Kesha’s legal battle will have cost him tens of millions of dollars in lost projects by the end of it all… but this accusation involving Perry is really serious, and on a different level.
We’ll keep updating you on what goes down as we learn more.
[Image via WENN.]

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Jun 15, 2018 20:54pm PDT