Kesha & Dr. Luke Lawsuit Subpoenas Lady Gaga To Testify
As Kesha's legal battle with producer Dr. Luke continues, it appears other A-listers are also being pulled into the lawsuit. Lady Gaga, for one, has continually thrown her support behind Kesha in response to Kesha's abuse allegations about the producer. It's because of this involvement that Dr. Luke reportedly subpoenaed Lady Gaga for deposition in his defamation case against Kesha, according to Variety.
Dr. Luke's team reportedly want to talk to Lady Gaga about her involvement with supposed false statements Kesha has made about the producer and his abusive ways.
"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," his lawyers said on Saturday, according to Variety. Elite Daily reached out to Dr. Luke and Lady Gaga's legal teams but did not hear back at the time of publication.
It's the latest step in an ongoing legal battle.
Kesha sued Dr. Luke for abuse in 2014 , claiming that the producer "sexually, physically, verbally, and emotionally" abused her, according to Rolling Stone. She looked to cut ties with the producer, though she ultimately lost the case that would've freed her from her contract with him. In response, he sued her for defamation.
Gaga took to Twitter to respond to Kesha's defeat. "There are people all over the world who love you @KeshaRose," Gaga tweeted. "And I can say truly I am in awe of your bravery."
But that wasn't the only instance where Gaga supported the "Tik ToK" singer. She also shared a photo with the pop star and a caption that read, "Free Kesha."
Kesha gifted fans with an emotional comeback this year thanks to her single "Praying" and the touching video that accompanied it. Weeks later, her new hit "Woman" was dubbed a feminist anthem for summer playlists everywhere. But despite a welcomed return after a nearly four-year hiatus, the pop star can't break away from this battle with Dr. Luke, and now it seems to only be getting more controversial.
Though Lady Gaga allegedly released a written statement to Dr. Luke's team, she supposedly redacted too much information, which is why an in-person interview could be required as the case continues, according to TMZ.
However, Gaga's team had a different take.
"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," her lawyers said in a statement to Variety. "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.”