Lady Gaga Defends Kesha Amidst Sexual Abuse Battle Against Dr. Luke
Written by KFAT on February 1, 2019
Maria Agcopra – Fourth Estate Contributor
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Lady Gaga’s impassioned unsealed deposition defending pop singer Kesha has been making the rounds online as of recent due to Gaga’s harrowing relatability towards the issue at hand, she was also sexually abused when she was young, and the choice of words she used for it.
Lady Gaga has been subpoenaed to give a testimony against producer Dr. Luke in the infamously titled case, ‘Kesha v Dr. Luke’. The subpoena stemmed from the text message argument the pop singers had years ago where Kesha revealed that she was raped by the producer.
In October 2014, Kesha sued Dr. Luke for infliction of emotional distress, gender-based hate crimes and employment discrimination to which the producer counter sued her and her mother for breach of contract and defamation. Later on Kesha was claiming that the producer was guilty of sexual harassment, gender violence, civil harassment, violation of California’s unfair business laws, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and negligent retention and supervision on a lawsuit in another state.
The lawsuit has been an ongoing battle for the singer to which she gained support from her industry peers Lena Dunham, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson and Taylor Swift who donated $250,000 to aid her financial distress.
Lady Gaga spoke to Dr. Luke’s lawyers recently and her statement had been released. She said in the deposition that the first time she met Kesha was in her underwear at the producer’s home and that she will never forget that. She also says that their conversation implied to her Kesha’s “immense sadness, depression and fear.” She recalls it to be emotional prompting her to want to be there for her friend.
Dr. Luke’s lawyers say that Gaga’s statements were admirable but insists that she was never a witness to the assault because she was not there. Gaga shot the with “Well, you know – when men assault women, they don’t invite people over to watch.”
The star who was born to entertain the world and empower women through her music ended the deposition by stating that a victim would never make up these kinds of allegations saying, “Why on earth would this girl tell the entire world this happened? Why on earth? Do you know what it’s like for survivors? Do you know what it’s like to tell people? Don’t you roll you eyes at me. You should be ashamed of yourself.”
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