A new and very disturbing allegation has been leveled against music producer Dr. Luke.
To be more accurate, the allegation itself is not new.
But it has only just now been made public, and it has the music industry reeling in many different directions.
Allow us to explain...
The Blast has obtained legal documents that allege Kesha told Lady Gaga via text message in 2016 that Dr. Luke had raped both herself... and Katy Perry.
The first accusation listed above has been documented several times in the past.
Kesha claimed back in 2014 that Dr. Luke assaulted her and harassed her throughout their professional relationship and she has since filed a lawsuit against the infamous producer.
On May 31, however, Luke's attorney filed papers that include the following sections:
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.
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.
To be clear, as mentioned above, it is Dr. Luke's own attorney who included these text message excerpts in his court filing.
He is claiming that Kesha has defamed his client and is denying her accusations about both her rape and the rape of Perry by Dr. Luke.
We reported last August that Lady Gaga had agreed to submit unedited text exchanges she had with Kesha to the court in an attempt to assist Kesha with her lawsuit against Dr. Luke.
In addition to co-producing Kesha’s breakout hits “TiK ToK” and “We R Who We R,” the producer also worked on a number of Perry singles, including “I Kissed a Girl,” “Teenage Dream” and “Roar.”
There's no debate here that he knows Perry well.
But there's obviously a very big difference between knowing her well and assaulting her in the manner Kesha has reportedly described to her friends.
No one from Kesha, Lady Gaga or Katy Perry's camps have commented on this story.
In a New York Times feature published a year ago, Perry simply said “I had to leave the nest" when asked why she stopped working with Dr. Luke.
Dr. Luke alleges he lost out on over $10 million that he would have made for working on various Perry’s albums... and thinks Kesha’s allegations damaged his reputation and led to his split from the American Idol judge.
The documents published by The Blast also reveal that Perry has been deposed as part of Kesha's lawsuit, but they do not give details to what was said.
Luke, meanwhile, has strongly denied all allegations of assault and abuse by Kesha.
He has countersued the singer for breach of contract and defamation.
In February of 2016, Dr. Luke tweeted:
“I didn’t rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her. Kesha and I were friends for many years and she was like my little sister."
Two years after he made this statement, Kesha stole the show at the 2018 Grammy Awards when she performed her empowerment anthem “Praying” in support of the Time’s Up movement with a choir comprised of Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Julia Michaels, Andra Day and Bebe Rexha.
Watch it here: