On Thursday, singer Kesha suffered a setback in her legal fight against record producer Dr. Luke, also known as Lukasz Gottwald.
A Supreme Court judge ruled that Kesha (also known as Kesha Rose Sebert) had defamed Dr. Luke when she sent a text message to Lady Gaga, saying that he had raped Katy Perry.
“Perry unequivocally testified that Gottwald did not [rape her]. In response, Kesha has not raised a triable issue. There is no evidence whatsoever that Gottwald raped Katy Perry, or that Katy Perry, whose sworn testimony is unrefuted, must not be believed," said Judge Jennifer Schechter.
Kesha was also ordered to pay $374,000 for late royalty fees.