Kesha’s attorneys filed paperwork immediately as a part of the ongoing legal battle with producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, Billboard points out. Kesha’s group filed a response to a summary-judgment movement from Gottwald’s group and requested that the movement be denied. Gottwald’s movement was an try to carry Kesha accountable for a variety of allegedly defamatory claims. Among these claims have been allegations that Gottwald raped Katy Perry—an assertion outlined in a textual content dialog between Kesha and Lady Gaga.
Kesha and Gaga beforehand testified that they heard the allegations about Gottwald and Perry from Interscope CEO John Janick. Gottwald and Perry each denied the allegations of their respective depositions. In immediately’s submitting, considered by Pitchfork, Kesha’s attorneys argue that Gottwald and Perry’s testimony “changes nothing” by way of a defamation cost.
“Kesha only knows what Mr. Janick told her; she cannot state definitively what happened between Dr. Luke and Katy Perry—that remains a triable issue of fact. Indeed, for obvious reasons, an alleged rapist’s denial is hardly proof that the rape did not occur. And victims often deny sexual abuse, particularly when the perpetrator and victim share a personal or professional relationship; that is precisely why domestic-violence prosecutions often proceed in the face of a denial of abuse.”
In August, Kesha’s group moved to strike Gottwald’s Amended Bill of Particulars—a doc that launched the allegations about Perry. Her attorneys argued that Gottwald’s attorneys have been making an attempt to “enormously expand the case” by introducing the brand new allegations. In immediately’s submitting, Kesha’s group argued that “the only reason her private message went public was Dr. Luke’s decision to reference it in a public litigation filing.”
Gottwald’s group responded to Kesha’s attorneys in an announcement.
“Dr. Luke has asked the Court to rule that Kesha’s accusation that he raped Katy Perry is false. In response, Kesha has made the disgraceful suggestion that Dr. Luke may have actually raped Katy Perry—refusing to take Katy Perry at her word. It is disrespectful and hypocritical. Kesha knows full well that Katy Perry denied that false and baseless claim under oath. Kesha’s continued refusal to acknowledge the truth has caused pain for everyone she has dragged into her increasingly absurd accusations.”
Pitchfork has reached out to Kesha’s representatives for remark.