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Yikes: Kesha reportedly accused Dr. Luke of assaulting Katy Perry in texts to Lady Gaga

We didn't think this case could get any heavier.

By Jonah Waterhouse

CONTENT WARNING: SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Kesha's court case against Dr. Luke has become one of Hollywood's most infamous legal battles — with the 31-year-old singer still legally bound to the manager who she claims assaulted her.

But as of yesterday, the case swiftly took an even darker turn; with Kesha allegedly claiming Dr. Luke (real name Lukas Gottwald) also assaulted Katy Perry.

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According to court documents obtained by Variety, Dr. Luke's lawyers claimed that Kesha had claimed Dr. Luke also sexually assaulted Perry (real name Kathryn Hudson) in a text message conversation with fellow singer Lady Gaga.

Dr. Luke and Katy Perry have a long history in musical collaboration — he's produced and written plenty of her best-known songs, including "Teenage Dream", "California Gurls" and "Part Of Me".

Aside from his work with Katy and Kesha, Dr. Luke has also produced for Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, One Direction and Kelly Clarkson, making him one of the industry's best-known producers.

Kesha arriving at a New York court in February 2016 to testify against Dr. Luke.
Kesha arriving at a New York court in February 2016 to testify against Dr. Luke.

Since Kesha's allegations of abuse against Dr. Luke surfaced in 2014, the resounding court case has become one of Hollywood's ugliest.

While fans and fellow celebrities have been unanimous in their support for Kesha, she still remains artistically signed to Dr. Luke and Sony Music, while no specific charges have been filed against Dr. Luke. Katy Perry remains yet to comment on the allegations of abuse.

Kesha's 2017 album Rainbow frankly discusses her depression and mental health decline as a result of the alleged abuse and court case (including absolute bangers "Praying" and "Woman"). Dr. Luke has strongly denied Kesha's claims of assault ever since they surfaced.

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