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Katy Perry Says She Was Not Raped by Dr. Luke

Katy Perry Says She Was Not Raped by Dr. Luke

Katy Perry‘s deposition for the lawsuit between Dr. Luke and Kesha has been released.

In the deposition, the singer says she was never raped by Dr. Luke, that he never gave her a roofie, that she never had a sexual or romantic relationship with the producer, and that she never told anyone that she was raped by him, even as a joke, according to Billboard.

Katy also said she was aware that Kesha claimed that she was raped by Luke.

Dr. Luke‘s legal team released a statement after the deposition was made public.

“The false narrative Kesha created about being raped became widely accepted, damaging Dr. Luke‘s reputation irreparably. Compounding this malicious act, in 2016, Kesha told Lady Gaga that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry, which is outrageous and untrue,” the legal team said. “Katy Perry testified under oath in this case that Dr. Luke never raped her. Regardless, Kesha refused to apologize. Instead, she issued a press release which again irresponsibly suggested that Katy Perry was actually raped by Dr. Luke. It seems that Kesha wanted to perpetuate the falsehood that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry.”

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  • Wendy

    I was on Kesha’s side with this, but if Katy is saying it isn’t true, that should be it for Kesha. It’s not up to her if Katy decides she wants to tell the world. And if she is willing to lie underoath, that would mean she didn’t want the world to know, if it were true, sounds like it wasn’t. I actually believe Kesha, but I think she was grasping at straws trying to get people to believe her. Just my opinion.

  • Anonymous

    It would be nice to include the really important part that the ONLY time Kesha mentioned this rumour was in a PRIVATE text between her and Lady Gaga, and Kesha only discussed it with Gaga because they had heard it FIRST from a producer. Gaga stated in her own deposition that she first heard about the Katy Perry rumour from the producer – and that her and Kesha subsequently discussed it. These are REALLY important in defamation cases and Dr. Luke is using this half truth to create a public narrative that Kesha is just ready to spew lies. In defamation cases not only do you have to prove that someone said something untrue, but that they KNEW it wasn’t true and said it anyways. Additionally, you have to prove that making the statement caused damages. Texts between two friends are nothing in terms of damages.

  • Anonymous

    It would be nice to include the really important part that the ONLY time Kesha mentioned this rumour was in a PRIVATE text between her and Lady Gaga, and Kesha only discussed it with Gaga because they had heard it FIRST from a producer. Gaga stated in her own deposition that she first heard about the Katy Perry rumour from the producer – and that her and Kesha subsequently discussed it. These are REALLY important in defamation cases and Dr. Luke is using this half truth to create a public narrative that Kesha is just ready to spew lies. In defamation cases not only do you have to prove that someone said something untrue, but that they KNEW it wasn’t true and said it anyways. Additionally, you have to prove that making the statement caused damages. Texts between two friends are nothing in terms of damages.

  • Anonymous

    What this quick summary doesn’t include is that Kesha and Gaga heard from Interscope CEO John Janick that he’d heard a rumor that Dr. Luke had also abused Katy Perry. Gaga stated in her own deposition that Janick told her and Kesha this rumour and they subsequently discussed it in PRIVATE texts between the two of them. Dr. Luke is grasping on this one statement to try and create a narrative that Kesha will say anything to ruin him. I actually don’t believe KP was raped by him, but the most important thing in defamation cases is not only proving someone said something they KNEW to be untrue, but that is also caused harm to their life and career. Since Janick said this FIRST to Gaga and Kesha, he is the source of that info and if Kesha believed it, she had a right to repeat it. Additionally, she never told anyone or made it public, Dr Luke did that. I’m dubious he could argue damages for texts between two friends.

  • Anonymous

    What this quick summary doesn’t include is that Kesha and Gaga heard from Interscope CEO John Janick that he’d heard a rumor that Dr. Luke had also abused Katy Perry. Gaga stated in her own deposition that Janick told her and Kesha this rumour and they subsequently discussed it in PRIVATE texts between the two of them. Dr. Luke is grasping on this one statement to try and create a narrative that Kesha will say anything to ruin him. I actually don’t believe KP was raped by him, but the most important thing in defamation cases is not only proving someone said something they KNEW to be untrue, but that is also caused harm to their life and career. Since Janick said this FIRST to Gaga and Kesha, he is the source of that info and if Kesha believed it, she had a right to repeat it. Additionally, she never told anyone or made it public, Dr Luke did that. I’m dubious he could argue damages for texts between two friends.

  • Anonymous

    What this quick summary doesn’t include is that Kesha and Gaga heard from Interscope CEO John Janick that he’d heard a rumor that Dr. Luke had also abused Katy Perry. Gaga stated in her own deposition that Janick told her and Kesha this rumour and they subsequently discussed it in PRIVATE texts between the two of them. Dr. Luke is grasping on this one statement to try and create a narrative that Kesha will say anything to ruin him. I actually don’t believe KP was raped by him, but the most important thing in defamation cases is not only proving someone said something they KNEW to be untrue, but that is also caused harm to their life and career. Since Janick said this FIRST to Gaga and Kesha, he is the source of that info and if Kesha believed it, she had a right to repeat it. Additionally, she never told anyone or made it public, Dr Luke did that. I’m dubious he could argue damages for texts between two friends.

  • SaraJ

    It’s super creepy of Dr. Luke’s “team” to send out a public statement all the time. It’s teenage revenge speak and makes him look bad.

  • Wendy

    Thank you for telling me more about it! It does make more sense with more context to it, I wish they would mention all of that in the story.