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Newly unsealed court documents depict Lady Gaga vehemently defending Kesha in her ongoing legal battle against producer Dr. Luke, as The Blast reports. In the deposition from September 2017, which was fully revealed on January 29, 2019, Gaga forcefully spars with Luke’s legal team amid tears, as her lawyer makes note that “she has experienced in the past few hours some PTSD reactions which is causing some trauma and emotional reactivity. So she is crying now the record will reflect.”

Gaga notes that she first met Kesha at Luke’s home studio wearing only underwear. His lawyers questioned her if such accusations were damaging to his reputation, to which she responded:

“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.”

Luke’s lawyer went on to stipulate that Gaga had no “factual knowledge” of these accusations. She hit back with:

“Oh 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.”

At this point, Gaga slammed Luke’s lawyer with “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.”

Kesha’s case against Dr. Luke was launched in 2014 and is still ongoing. We will update this post with further information as needed.

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