The producer's legal team condemned the statement, saying the executive has "fully contradicted" the assertion and "he denied saying that."
Kesha’s legal team has issued a statement responding to a court filing from Wednesday that detailed producer Dr. Luke's defamation lawsuit against the musician, which includes an allegedly false claim she made to Lady Gaga that he had raped Katy Perry. According to Variety, the statement claims an unnamed CEO of a major label was the one who told both Kesha and Lady Gaga of the alleged sexual assault and the text exchange was discussing something they had both already believed to be true.
"With respect to the recent story regarding Katy Perry, the statement that Dr. Luke assaulted her came from the CEO of a major record label, and was told by that executive at the same time to Kesha and Lady Gaga," the statement said.
The two singers later discussed the alleged assault in a private text message exchange from Feb. 2016, which was never meant to be made public. According to Kesha’s lawyers, it was only obtained and publicly disseminated in the midst of Dr. Luke’s defamation suit against the 31-year-old singer.