Katy Perry has fought to keep her deposition in producer Dr. Luke and former friend Kesha’s nasty legal battle private — but RadarOnline.com has obtained the shocking testimony in newly unsealed court documents.
In her July 2017 testimony in New York court, Perry, using her legal name, Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, repeatedly insisted her longtime musical collaborator never sexually assaulted her as Kesha had publicly alleged. And she claimed she was furious her onetime confidante had dragged her into the bitter feud.
When a lawyer asked the 34-year-old singer about her reaction to reading scathing texts between Kesha and pal Lady Gaga — private messages first exposed by Radar — she admitted she was “annoyed” and “pissed off.”
“Annoyed, pissed off that she would bring me into it in this way, annoyed at both Luke and Kesha,” she said.
Perry also confessed fans on social media were “very angry” at her for never denouncing Luke after Kesha had accused him of violent behavior.
However, she also said she didn’t want to publicly support Luke in fear of major backlash.
“I would be attacked, I would be the one woman that is against women and I'm not against women, but I believe in innocent until proven guilty and I believe in justice,” she told the court.
“I want to stay out of it because I know them both and I empathize with both of them and obviously it's a horrible situation for both of them,” she later continued. “And the only two people that know what really went on are those two people.”
When asked about their relationship, Perry said Luke makes “great music,” and at worst has a “big ego.”
“He has a big ego, but he deserves to have a big ego,” she explained. “He’s had 21 number one songs.”
Perry also said she texted with Luke about Kesha’s allegations in 2016.
“He was asking my advice,” she said.
The Blast first revealed Perry’s testimony.
As Radar has reported, Dr. Luke first sued Kesha for defamation in 2014, and the former collaborators have been locked in a nasty legal war ever since.
The case remains ongoing.
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