Kesha accused music producer Dr Luke of allegedly raping Katy Perry in a text message she sent to Lady Gaga, new bombshell court documents reveal.
The rape allegation was included in court documents filed in New York last month in the ongoing defamation lawsuit between Kesha and Dr Luke.
In the documents, which were obtained by DailyMail.com and first reported by The Blast, Luke claims that Kesha told Lady Gaga that he raped her and Perry.
News of the text exchange between Kesha and Gaga was first made public in 2016 court documents but Perry was never named.
The claim only went as far as saying another artist had allegedly been raped after a judge sealed the contents of the text.
Kesha accused music producer Dr Luke of allegedly raping Katy Perry in a text message she sent to Lady Gaga, new bombshell court documents reveal
Luke, whose real name is Lukas Gottwald, has denied the previously heard allegations that he gave Kesha drugs and that he raped her.
While the claim that he allegedly raped the Roar singer has until now remained undisclosed, Luke also denied that allegation in the recent court papers.
‘On Feb. 26, 2016, (Kesha) sent a text message to Stefani Germanotta p/k/a Lady Gaga which repeated (Kesha’s) false claim that Gottwald had raped her,’ the court documents say.
‘In this text message, (Kesha) also falsely asserted that Gottwald had also raped Kathryn Hudson p/k/a Katy Perry.
‘Following this text message conversation, and with (Kesha’s) encouragement, Ms Germanotta spread negative messages about Gottwald in the press and on social media. For example, in February 2016, Ms Germanotta posted multiple articles discussing defendant defamatory statements on her Twitter page.’
It goes on to say that Gaga created ‘graphics’ to post on social media with the help of Kesha acknowledging the claims of sexual assault.
‘Subsequently, in March 2016, (Kesha) and Ms Germanotta coordinated to post graphics on their Twitter and Instagram pages (which were created by Ms Germanotta) that referred to (Kesha’s) claims of sexual assault by Gottwald.’
In the court documents, Luke claims that Kesha told Lady Gaga in 2016 that he raped her and Katy Perry. Perry has never publicly accused Luke of sexual misconduct. She has not worked professionally with him for several years. They are pictured above in 2014
The claim that Luke allegedly raped Katy Perry has until now remained undisclosed. While the text message between Kesha and Gaga had been mentioned publicly before, the contents of their conversation was not known
While the text message between Kesha and Gaga had been mentioned publicly before, it was not known exactly who they were talking about.
Perry has never publicly accused Luke of sexual misconduct. She has not worked professionally with him for several years. Speaking of their professional split in an interview with the New York Times last year, Perry only said: ‘I had to leave the nest’.
Perry has been deposed as part of the lawsuit, but the court documents do not go into detail about what was said.
Luke has been embroiled in a years-long lawsuit with Kesha after she claimed he sexually assaulted her.
She first sued Luke in October 2014 alleging his abuse caused her to develop a severe eating disorder that required her to enter rehab.
The music producer retaliated by suing the singer claiming she smeared his reputation with the rape allegations.
The producer has repeatedly denied all allegations of assault and has never been charged with crimes related to the case.
Representatives for Perry and Gaga have not commented on the lawsuit.
Lawsuit goes on to say that Gaga created ‘graphics’ to post on social media with the help of Kesha acknowledging the claims of sexual assault