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A New York State Supreme Court Judge ruled statements that singer Kesha made to Lady Gaga regarding Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald were defamatory. So reports Pitchfork.

text coffee contact email hands 4831 smallKesha sent an unsubstantiated text message to Lady Gaga that Dr. Luke raped recording artist Katy Perry. Further, the judge rejected Kesha’s argument that Dr. Luke is a “public figure,” which means Gottwald’s lawyers won’t need to prove Kesha acted with “actual malice” or “gross irresponsibility.” The judge also ruled Kesha breached a contract with KMI, Gottwald’s company, by way of late royalty payments and was ordered to pay $374,000 in interest.

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