Lady Gaga was deposed in as part of Kesha‘s legal battle with Dr. Luke and the things that she said in support of the singer are so incredibly powerful. The deposition happened in September 2017, but the court documents were just unsealed.
While we’re not going to go into specifics of what Gaga discussed in regards to her meetings with Kesha, there was a powerful moment after Luke‘s lawyer asked her about “personal knowledge or information as to any interaction between him and Ms. Sebert, physical or otherwise.” What Gaga said applies to all sexual assault victims and shows the compassion she has for all of the survivors out there.
“Yes, I do have knowledge,” Gaga replied (via The Blast). “She told me he assaulted her.”
After the lawyer asked if she knew anything other than what Kesha told her, Gaga said, “Well, you know – when men assault women, they don’t invite people over to watch. And when this happens in this industry, it is kept extremely secret, and it is compounded by contracts and manipulative power scenarios that actually include this very situation that we are all in right now.”
Luke‘s lawyer then said, “But, again, there are people that are falsely accused of rape, aren’t there? You think there has never been a false accusation of rape?”
Click inside to read what Gaga said in response to this…
Gaga responded, “How about all of the women that are accused of being liars and how she was slut shamed in front of the world, how about that?”
Gaga‘s lawyer objected to the question and Luke‘s lawyer rephrased by asking what happens when a situation is he-said/she-said.
“I believe it to be true,” Gaga said. “I have factual knowledge of her depression. I have factual knowledge of her need for support and love. I have factual knowledge of the spiral that I watched that girl go down. I have factual knowledge of trauma. I am informed and intelligent about this issue. That girl has experienced serious trauma and she is in the middle of the right now. And you are all a party to it.”
“Why on earth would this girl tell the entire world this happened? Why on earth? Do you know what it’s like for survivors? Do you know what it’s like to tell people? Don’t you roll you eyes at me. You should be ashamed of yourself,” she added.
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