Dr. Luke Subpoenas Lady Gaga For Deposition In Kesha Lawsuit

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Dr. Luke is trying to subpoena Lady Gaga and wants a judge to compel her to testify in his ongoing lawsuit with Kesha. See statement below.

As Gossip Cop has reported, Kesha sued Dr. Luke in 2014, making bombshell allegations that he emotionally and sexually abused her. He in turn filed a countersuit, suing the singer for defamation. He has denied the claims, and both side have refused to back down. Lady Gaga became entangled in the legal dispute after Kesha’s lawyer alleged the producer raped Gaga.

Gaga has supported Kesha throughout her legal battle, but has not personally commented on the rape allegation. Earlier this year, it was reported there was text message exchanges between the two singers that Dr. Luke’s camp wanted to review. Now according to a spokesperson, Gaga has avoided being deposed in the case.

In a statement furnished to Gossip Cop on Saturday, the rep for Dr. Luke says, “In connection with Dr. Luke’s defamation claims against Kesha, various third parties are being deposed by both sides, including celebrities. Dr. Luke’s counsel served a subpoena on Lady Gaga because she has relevant information regarding, among other things, false statements about Dr. Luke made to her by Kesha. This motion has become necessary because Dr. Luke’s counsel has not been able to obtain, despite repeated request, a deposition date from Lady Gaga.”

By now enlisting the help of the court after the issuing the subpoena, Dr. Luke’s side is hoping a judge will force Lady Gaga to agree to a date for the deposition, as well force her to turn over uncensored written communications with Kesha. There is expected to be a court hearing next month. Gossip Cop reached out to a rep for Gaga to see if she has a response. Kesha has not commented directly on the case in quite some time, and instead has been focused on relaunching her career. That said, her new song “Praying,” released earlier this month, seemed to allude to the situation. Gossip Cop will continue to have updates as appropriate.

UPDATE: A rep for Gaga says in response, “As Lady Gaga’s legal team will present to the court, she has provided all of the relevant information in her possession and is at most an ancillary witness in this process. Dr. Luke’s team is attempting to manipulate the truth and draw press attention to their case by exaggerating Lady Gaga’s role and falsely accusing her of dodging reasonable requests.”

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