As a part of Kesha’s ongoing legal fight with Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, Lady Gaga’s full deposition was unsealed in courtroom on January 29, The Blast reports. In the beforehand blacked out transcript of the September 12, 2017 deposition, seen by Pitchfork, Gaga repeatedly defended Kesha whereas answering questions posed by Gottwald’s authorized staff.
Gaga’s lawyer opened by explaining that Gaga was crying on account of “PTSD reactions” as a survivor of sexual abuse. Gaga then mentioned how she first met Kesha at Gottwald’s house studio. She stated Kesha was in a again room carrying solely underwear. “What I recall was her immense sadness and depression and fear,” Gaga stated. “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.”
At one level, Gottwald’s lawyer requested Gaga if she believed Dr. Luke’s popularity was “bruised” by the allegations. “Reputation, if you are asking about his reputation in the world, I don’t feel at liberty to speak for the entire world,” Gaga stated. “So if you are asking what my view is of his reputation, I made my view of him and his reputation when I saw her in that back room. 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.”
When requested to substantiate that she has “no personal knowledge or information” about Gottwald’s bodily relationship with Kesha, Gaga responded, “Yes, I do have knowledge.” When requested to make clear, Gaga answered, “She told me that he assaulted her.” When requested for additional details to help that assertion, Gaga replied, “Well, you know—when men assault women, they don’t invite people over to watch.”
Gaga continued, “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.”
Gottwald’s lawyer then requested Gaga if she believed there’s “never been a false accusation of rape.” Gaga responded, “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?”
When Gottwald’s lawyer once more pressed her for “any factual knowledge” about what occurred between Kesha and Gottwald, Gaga replied:
Oh, I’ve factual information of her melancholy. I’ve factual information of her want for help and love. I’ve factual information of the spiral that I watched that lady go down. I’ve factual information of trauma. I’m knowledgeable and clever about this problem. That lady has skilled severe trauma and he or she is in the midst of it proper now. And you might be all a celebration to it.
After Gaga once more asserted that she knew the reality about Dr. Luke’s remedy of Kesha, Gottwald’s lawyer requested, “You weren’t there, correct?” Gaga responded angrily, “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.”
Gaga turned a key determine within the authorized battle between Kesha and Dr. Luke when a textual content dialog between Gaga and Kesha revealed allegations that Gottwald raped Katy Perry. Kesha and Gaga each testified that they heard the allegations about Gottwald and Perry from Interscope CEO John Janick. In a brand new January 29 submitting, Kesha’s lawyers argued that Gottwald and Perry’s testimonies didn’t essentially disprove the rape allegations.