Katy Perry denied rumors that Dr. Luke had raped her in a deposition excerpt unsealed on Monday. Variety reports that the deposition is part of a defamation suit that the producer has filed against Kesha, who has accused Dr. Luke of raping her. Attorneys for Dr. Luke are accusing Kesha of spreading the rumor that Katy Perry was also raped by the producer, which Perry categorically denied when questioned by attorneys during the deposition.
"Did Dr. Luke ever rape you?" an unnamed attorney asked Perry in the excerpt.
"No," Katy Perry replied.
"Did Dr. Luke ever sexually assault you?"
"Did he ever give you a roofie?"
"Did you have a sexual relationship with Dr. Luke at all?"
"A romantic relationship?"
The rumors that Katy Perry was sexually assaulted by Dr. Luke began in February 2016. According to the suit, Kesha sent Lady Gaga a text naming Perry as another victim of the producer. Lady Gaga was also deposed about her knowledge of the rumor. She discussed hearing it from John Janick, the CEO and chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records. Gaga said that Kesha was present during the conversation with Janick.