Kesha defamed music maker Dr Luke when she revealed to Lady Gaga that he assaulted Katy Perry, a judge controlled Thursday.
The choice came in the defamation case that Dr Luke — whose genuine name is Lukasz Gottwald — brought against the “Tik Tok” vocalist in 2017 for purportedly lying when she asserted he tranquillized and assaulted her. Gottwald had contended that Kesha — given name Kesha Rose Sebert — offered the expression about Katy Perry in an instant message to Lady Gaga to reinforce her own allegations against him.
Schecter additionally dismissed Kesha’s just residual counterclaim against the hitmaker, that she ought to be discharged from an agreement with his record organization KMI, which despite everything gathers sovereignties from her music. “There is no evidence whatsoever that Gottwald raped Katy Perry,” Schecter said.
Just as deciding that Kesha had defamed Dr Luke, Schecter requested that Kesha must compensation Dr Luke over $373,000 in interest for her late instalment to him on over $1.3 million in eminences. Not exclusively should Kesha pay intrigue, however, Schecter dismissed Kesha’s sole residual counterclaim against Dr Luke soliciting to be let out from her agreement with KMI, Dr Luke’s record name, which keeps on gathering sovereignties from Kesha’s music.
“Kesha made a false statement to Lady Gaga about Gottwald that was defamatory per se,” Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Schecter wrote in a decision Thursday.
Gottwald’s lawyer Christine Lepera said, “Dr. Luke is pursuing this lawsuit to seek recovery for the serious harm Kesha’s false accusations of rape have caused Dr. Luke, his family and his business.”
“Dr. Luke looks forward to the trial of his case where he will prove that Kesha’s other false statements about him were equally false and defamatory,” Lepera added.
In 2016, Kesha dropped her California argument against Dr Luke for purportedly explicitly and sincerely mishandling her.