Lady Gaga‘s deposition in Kesha and Dr. Luke‘s ongoing legal battle has been unsealed.
E! News has obtained the court documents, in which the “Million Reasons” singer fiercely defends Kesha against the music producer. Back in 2014, Kesha sued Dr. Luke for alleged sexual assault and battery, while also seeking to invalidate her recording contracts with him. Dr. Luke has denied her claims and has pursued a defamation case against her. In Aug. 2016, Kesha filed to dismiss her sexual assault lawsuit against Dr. Luke in California, but a battle over contracts continued.
In her Sept. 2017 deposition, Gaga recalled meeting Kesha for the first time at Dr. Luke’s studio “many years ago.”
“I got to Dr. Luke’s house with Troy Carter and Vincent Hubbert,” Gaga stated. “We walked in. As we were walking down the hallway, I saw a girl in a bed to the left of me behind a door, and then I walked into what was Dr. Luke’s studio and sat down with him and Troy Carter and Vincent Hubbert and he played us some records. And then Dr. Luke left the room and the girl walked out and introduced herself. She didn’t say Kesha, but she said that’s me on that record, and it was Flo Rida.”
Later on in the deposition, Gaga is asked about an accusation of rape and how the accusation is damaging to a reputation.
“Reputation, if you are asking about his reputation in the world, I don’t feel at liberty to speak for the entire world,” Gaga said of the allegation against Dr. Luke. “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.”
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