The drama surrounding Dr. Luke – real name Lukasz Gottwald – continues to swirl as reports surface that the producer would like to depose pop star Lady Gaga as part of his defamation lawsuit against pop-act Kesha. The multi-layered legal dispute between Kesha and Luke has been ongoing for some time now and the defamation suit against Kesha is in response to her allegations of sexual assault against Dr. Luke.
Lawyers for Gottwald argue that Kesha had spoken to Lady Gaga about her allegations against the producer but Lady Gaga’s team respond by saying they’ve already given the team all the relevant information they have – specifically a redacted text message conversation between the two Pop artists from 2013.
So far Gaga has reportedly not been able to be questioned under oath because of scheduling issues. But the lawyers behind the case are now pushing for a court order to force her to sit down with them.
Complete Music Update reports:
A spokesperson for Dr Luke told CMU on Saturday: “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”.
But reps for Gaga have hit back, arguing that she has already shared everything she knows in relation to this case. A spokesperson told Variety: “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”.