Though Kesha has had a powerful musical comeback this month, the singer is still embroiled in a lawsuit with producer Dr. Luke. Now, Lady Gaga is involved, too.
Gaga has been subpoenaed in Dr. Luke's defamation case against Kesha because she has relevant information, says a statement provided to USA TODAY by Linda Carbone, Dr. Luke's representative.
"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,” the statement says. "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.”
Luke's lawyers have also made accusations that Gaga has "spread negative messages" and joined what they describe as Kesha's "smear campaign" against the producer, including urging Sony Music to cut ties with him.
“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,” Gaga's representative shared in a statement Saturday to Variety and Rolling Stone. “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.”
USA TODAY has reached out to representatives from Lady Gaga for comment on this story.