Dr. Luke's Legal Team Wants To See Lady Gaga In Court
- Author: Kyle Peterson Jul 31, 2017,
Jul 31, 2017, 0:48
It all stems from a series of 2013 text messages between Lady Gaga and Kesha in which the two artists discuss Dr. Luke's alleged inappropriate behavior. He wants the text conversation between Kesha and Lady Gaga in order to prove it.
The producer's legal team said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE: "In connection with Dr. Luke's defamation claims against Kesha, various third parties are being deposed by both sides, including celebrities".
It will be her first full-length release since her long-running legal battle with former producer Dr. Luke.
However, she has hit back at Dr Luke and insisted he has exaggerated her role in the case to gain press attention and that her evidence is merely providing necessary support to get to the truth.
The "Poker Face" singer has been ducking deposition demands by producer Dr. Luke in his defamation case against singer Kesha, according to court papers. The court ruled against Kesha in 2016, and, citing emotional fatigue, she ultimately made a decision to drop the charges. Although, this summer, she's back with Rainbow (due out August 11) her first collection of new music in five years, and the single "Praying", from the upcoming album is already a bona fide hit.
Dr. Luke's also been trying to get Germanotta to sit for a deposition since March.
Lady Gaga was further tied into the legal proceedings when Kesha's lawyer, Mark Gregaros, implied on Twitter that Gottwald may have allegedly sexually assaulted Gaga as well.
What exactly is it that makes Lady Gaga such a compelling witness for Dr. Luke?
The documents stated, "Gottwald may share with Lady Gaga and Katy Perry the April 2016 text that Kesha sent to Lady Gaga, which Kesha turned over in discovery".
Earlier this year, Lady Gaga did respond to a subpoena asking her to hand over the text messages and she responded. After making repeated offers to travel to her for the meetings, Dr. Luke's lawyers have expressed feeling that all other options have been exhausted.