The lawyers for Sony producer Dr. Luke filed court papers Friday night (July 28) demanding that Lady Gaga set a deposition date for his defamation case against Kesha.

Gaga, who has been subpoenaed in the case, has been an outspoken supporter of Kesha during Kesha’s legal battle against Luke over claims he drugged, raped, and emotionally abused her.

Dr. Luke’s lawyers claim that Lady Gaga was part of Kesha’s “smear campaign” against the producer and “spread negative messages,” including a statement urging Sony Music to cut ties with Luke.

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As these things usually turn into “he-said she-said” instances, the lawyers have been brought in to issue statements. So far, Kesha has already been denied a preliminary injunction and most of her counterclaims against Dr. Luke have been dismissed, making this whole situation even more interesting.

“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,” Luke’s lawyers wrote in a statement. “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.”

A representative for Lady Gaga replied with: “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.”

We’ll see what the courts decide.

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