His attorneys have filed a motion to interview Gaga in person because "she has relevant information regarding, among other things, false statements about Dr. Luke made to her by Kesha." They stated in court documents filed Friday that they had made repeated requests to obtain a deposition date from Gaga but have been unsuccessful.
"Dr. Luke's counsel served a subpoena on Lady Gaga because she has relevant information regarding, among other things, false statements about Dr. Luke made to her by Kesha," one of Luke's attorneys said in a statement to E! News Saturday. "This motion has become necessary because Dr. Luke's counsel has not been able to obtain, despite repeated request, a deposition date from Lady Gaga."
"As Lady Gaga's legal team will present to the court, she has provided all of the relevant information in her possession and is at most an ancillary witness in this process," a representative for Gaga said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "Dr. Luke's team is attempting to manipulate the truth and draw press attention to their case by exaggerating Lady Gaga's role and falsely accusing her of dodging reasonable requests."
Kesha has not commented.
She had sued Luke (real name: Lukasz Gottwald) in 2014, claiming sexual assault and battery and seeking to invalidate her recording contracts with him. He filed a countersuit, accusing her of defamation. In 2016, she dropped her sexual abuse claims, while his defamation suit against her in New York continued.
In late December, court documents revealed that the judge received and sealed a text message Kesha had sent Gaga in 2016. They stated, "Gottwald may share with Lady Gaga and Katy Perry the April 2016 text that Kesha sent to Lady Gaga, which Kesha turned over in discovery."