Kesha’s Legal Team Claims Major Label CEO Told Her Dr. Luke Allegedly Raped Katy Perry
Earlier this week, a report claimed text messages between Kesha and Lady Gaga featured the "Praying" singer accusing producer Dr. Luke of raping Katy Perry. Dr. Luke fired back at the claims, denying them, but now, Kesha's legal team says it was a record label CEO who originally made the claims, Variety reports.
In a statement from Kesha's team, they say the CEO of a major label was the one who told Kesha and Gaga that Dr. Luke allegedly raped Perry. "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 statement reads.
While Kesha and Gaga did discuss the allegations via text message, it was a private conversation that wasn't meant to be made public. Kesha's legal team says Dr. Luke went on to disclose the private conversation as a way to attack the singer.
"Dr. Luke disclosed the private conversation between Kesha and Lady Gaga for no purpose other than to attack, harass, and ultimately bankrupt Kesha," the statement continues. "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."
The producer has continued to deny the allegations and even fired back at Kesha's team's latest statement, saying the unnamed CEO's statement about Dr. Luke raping Perry has been "fully contradicted by that executive" and that "he denied saying that."
Throughout all of this, Perry hasn't spoken publicly about the claims, but Dr. Luke's team added that "Perry herself confirmed that Dr. Luke did not rape her."
Read the full statement from Dr. Luke's legal team, 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.
Contrary to her latest defamatory press statement, the evidence, including sworn testimony, will show the full extent and scope of the scurrilous falsehoods Kesha spread.
As the old and true adage goes: Oh what a tangled web you weave when first you practice to deceive."