Kesha’s producer Dr. Luke produces 2011 deposition where she says he did not drug her


Kesha and her former longtime producer Dr. Luke are currently in dueling lawsuits, over allegations the singer made about being abused at his hands, including being drugged and sexually assaulted. Now, Dr. Luke is filing another lawsuit against Kesha’s mother, Pebe Sebert, and producing documents from a 2011 deposition where Kesha denied under oath that Dr. Luke drugged her or that they had any sort of sexual relationship.

In the initial lawsuit Kesha filed, she’s accused Dr. Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, of abusing her sexually, physically and emotionally over the course of 10 years. He filed a lawsuit just hours after hers was filed accusing Kesha of extortion to get out of her recording contract.

Her lawsuit included a detailed account of a night where Kesha claimed she was already drunk, and her producer gave her some “sober pills,” which knocked her out. She recalls waking up the following afternoon in his bed not knowing what had transpired. Kesha also said he emotionally abused her and destroyed her self esteem, leading her to develop an eating disorder.

Dr. Luke is now suing Kesha’s mother Pebe Sebert for $75,000, claiming extortion and defamation. The lawsuit claims Pebe convinced Kesha she had been wrong, and told her to file a lawsuit alleging rape. To support his case, a deposition from 2011 lawsuit with her former managers at DAS Communications has been unsealed. In the deposition Kesha is asked direct questions about being drugged, which she denies. Later, when asked if she had any sort of sexual relationship with Dr. Luke, she denies this as well.

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Dr. Luke has worked with some of the pop industry’s biggest stars including Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus. Kesha still stands by her lawsuit despite his counter claims, saying that other women may come out of the woodwork to speak out against Dr. Luke. “More than one person has called me,” she’s said.

Kesha’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, has responded to Dr. Luke’s denial with this retorical question: “You have to ask yourself the question: If none of this happened and she’s at her height of fame and fortune, why do this?”

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