Kesha Texted Lady Gaga Claiming Dr. Luke Raped Katy Perry – Singer Kesha has been ordered to pay Dr. Luke $373,671.88 in interest after suffering huge setback in legal war with Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald.
Kesha Texted Lady Gaga Claiming Dr. Luke Raped Katy Perry | Kesha Has Been Ordered To Pay Dr. Luke $374,000:
New York Supreme Court Judge Jennifer G. Schechter ruled on Thursday that the “Tik Tok” singer Kesha defamed music producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald when Kesha made a “false statement” by a text message to Lady Gaga claiming Dr. Luke had raped Katy Perry.
In 2014, Kesha sued Dr. Luke for sexual assault and Dr. Luke sued Kesha in 2014 for defamation after she accused him of drugging and raping her.
“Gottwald certainly is not a ‘general public figure,'” wrote the judge. “Although he may be well known in music-industry circles, he has never been a household name or achieved general pervasive fame and notoriety in the community. Nor is he a limited-purpose public figure.”
Schechter’s ruling said, “Because Gottwald is not a public figure for purposes of determining the the constitutional protection afforded to statements by Kesha that he drugged, raped and sexually assaulted her, the actual malice standard is inapplicable.”
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Dr. Luke “submitted evidence that [he] did not rape Katy Perry,” the ruling stated. “Perry unequivocally testified that Gottwald did not do so. In response, Kesha has not raised a triable issue. There is no evidence whatsoever that Gottwald raped Katy Perry or that Katy Perry, whose sworn testimony is unrefuted, must not be believed. Kesha cannot defeat summary judgment with mere speculation.”
Kesha has also been ordered to pay $373,671.88 in interest on a more than $1.3 million royalty payment she made to Dr. Luke’s KMI in August 2017, which was “well beyond the deadlines set forth in the parties’ contract,” according to the ruling.
Kesha’s new legal team responded to the judges decision saying, “We disagree with the Court’s rulings. We plan to immediately appeal.”