Kesha Swore Under Oath Dr. Luke Never Had Sex With Her or Drugged Her

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In a 2011 deposition, Kesha swore under oath that she never had sex with Dr. Luke and said he never drugged her with a roofie.


Kesha is currently suing producer Dr. Luke for sexual assault, claiming he coerced her with drugs. She reportedly told her rehab doctors about the abuse as well. Dr. Luke followed with a countersuit of his own, denying the allegations and claiming she was trying to get out of a contract with him. In 2011, Kesha gave a deposition in another lawsuit filed by a different manager who suing both her and Dr. Luke. TMZ obtained a copy of the deposition, in which the singer answered "no" when asked if Dr. Luke ever gave her a roofie. She also denied the two ever engaged in a sexual relationship.

The deposition had been sealed ... and this morning Dr. Luke's lawyer went to court asking the judge in his case to unseal the depo and allow it to be used in the current case. We're told Kesha's lawyer argued it was NOT fair game but the judge disagreed and unsealed it.

Kesha's lawyer, Mark Geragos, called the move another "pathetic" ploy to shift the blame to the victim. Via Gossip Cop:

"Luke's latest legal maneuver comes as no surprise; it's a desperate Hail Mary and a pathetic attempt to once again blame his victim. As detailed in our complaint, Luke walked Kesha down the beach and threatened to destroy Kesha's life and the lives of her family if she didn't cover up his sexual assaults in a 2011 deposition. He is now following through on his threats and grasping at straws to try and twist Kesha's coerced statements. Unfortunately protecting abusers out of fear happens all too often with battered women. This case is about Luke's physical, emotional and psychological abuse of Kesha and her fight to get him out of her life. After being driven to the brink of death and into rehab, she's no longer going to allow herself to wither away at the hands of her abuser as he tries to blame the victim."


[TMZ, Gossip Cop]

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We will never forget you, Doc:

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I left my fathers house as a teen because he was abusive (not sexually) towards me. Despite that, he was still in my life, and I in his because I had younger siblings. I swore in court proceedings that he had never done more than 'smack me on the bottom or hand' for bad behaviour, during a custody hearing for another child of his, because I was too ashamed to speak out, to hurt him. He did not get custody, something which devastated and relieved me at the same time. I would have moved back in with him if he had, to protect the child from any pain my own cowardice would cause him.

It makes me feel so guilty, but in this instance I will share because it is important for people to know how much you feel you owe someone who hurts you, but has given you everything, can make you do awful, compromising things to avoid being punished in the future.