Kesha Swore Under Oath In 2011 That Dr. Luke Did NOT Have Sex With Her
Last week, Kesha and Dr. Luke sued each other. She alleges that he drugged and raped her amid systemic, years-long abuse as the two collaborated professionally. He says she’s making it all up in a bid to get out of her contract.
Now a judge has unsealed a 2011 deposition, taken during a lawsuit in which a former manager sued both Kesha and Dr. Luke. During the deposition, Kesha is asked whether Dr. Luke ever gave her a “roofie,” and whether the two ever had an “intimate relationship.” Kesha says no to both questions.
On Tuesday, Dr. Luke’s legal team asked the judge to allow the deposition to be used in the current lawsuits, despite the protestations of Kesha’s attorney Mark Geragos. The judge sided with Dr. Luke.
Geragos tells Gossip Cop in a statement:
“Luke’s latest legal maneuver comes as no surprise; it’s a desperate Hail Mary and a pathetic attempt to once again blame his victim. As detailed in our complaint, Luke walked Kesha down the beach and threatened to destroy Kesha’s life and the lives of her family if she didn’t cover up his sexual assaults in a 2011 deposition. He is now following through on his threats and grasping at straws to try and twist Kesha’s coerced statements. Unfortunately protecting abusers out of fear happens all too often with battered women. This case is about Luke’s physical, emotional and psychological abuse of Kesha and her fight to get him out of her life. After being driven to the brink of death and into rehab, she’s no longer going to allow herself to wither away at the hands of her abuser as he tries to blame the victim.”