According to court documents, Lady Gaga took on Dr. Luke's lawyers in court in a fiery deposition, in defense of her industry pal.
The Blast obtained the court documents which until Tuesday, had been heavily redacted.
Gaga was asked about the details of the first conversation where Kesha told her about the alleged abuse. Although Gaga claimed that she could not remember the specifics, she claimed that she recalled Kesha's physical and emotional state vividly.
“What we discussed was, what I recall was her immense sadness and depression and fear. She was visibly very different than when I had seen her before, and – but I can’t say specifically what we spoke about. I just recall it was emotional and I wanted to be there for her.”
Luke's lawyer then asked her whether she believes being accused of rape hasLuke's the producer’s reputation.
Gaga answered, “Reputation, if you are asking about his reputation in the world, I don’t feel at liberty to speak for the entire world. So if you are asking what my view is of his reputation, I made my view of him and his reputation when I saw her in that back room. That was an image that – of something that happened to me, and I felt and knew in my heart that she was telling the truth, and I believe her.”
“She told me he assaulted her.” The lawyer asked if she had nothing other than what Kesha told her, to which the singer then responded, “Well, you know – when men assault women, they don’t invite people over to watch.”
Lady Gaga continued, “And when this happens in this industry, it is kept extremely secret, and it is compounded by contracts and manipulative power scenarios that actually include this very situation that we are all in right now.”
The lawyer then asked, “But, again, there are people that are falsely accused of rape, aren’t there? You think there has never been a false accusation of rape?”
Gaga did not take kindly to his line of questioning and blasted him, saying: “You – how about all of the women that are accused of being liars and how she was slut shamed in front of the world, how about that? I believe it to be true.”
She continued, “I have factual knowledge of her depression. I have factual knowledge of her need for support and love. I have factual knowledge of the spiral that I watched that girl go down. I have factual knowledge of trauma. I am informed and intelligent about this issue. That girl has experienced serious trauma and she is in the middle of the right now. And you are all a party to it. - 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.”