Lady Gaga, who has publicly voiced her support for Kesha in the singer’s ongoing legal battle against producer Dr. Luke, has now been subpoenaed by Luke’s legal team. Luke’s representatives claim that Gaga has pressing information related to the producer’s defamation case against Kesha.
In a statement provided to USA Today, Luke’s representative Linda Carbone says that “various third parties are being deposed by both sides, including celebrities. 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. “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.”
The producer’s lawyers also claim that Gaga has “spread negative messages” as part of Kesha’s “smear campaign” against her alleged rapist.
Gaga’s representative responded this weekend in a statement to Rolling Stone. “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. 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.”