Celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos says Dr. Luke’s declare that the legal professional lied in Luke’s courtroom battle with Kesha is “trumped-up,” in line with new courtroom papers.
Final month, Dr. Luke — whose actual identify is Lukasz Gottwald — accused Geragos of mendacity in a 2017 deposition in the music maker’s case with singer Kesha when the lawyer mentioned he couldn’t flip over a slew of paperwork as a result of they’d been destroyed. Then Geragos turned over these very paperwork in a unique case years later, Gottwald alleged.
Gottwald requested that Geragos, who’s now Kesha’s former lawyer, be sanctioned and face a listening to in entrance of the California bar.
However Geragos mentioned Gottwald’s movement is predicated on “trumped-up expenses of “perjury” and “contempt,” in line with paperwork filed in Manhattan Supreme Courtroom.
Geragos says Gottwald misrepresented his deposition testimony when he mentioned that Geragos acknowledged the paperwork had been deleted. And the information weren’t what Gottwald had been asking for on the time, anyway, the courtroom papers declare.
Dr. Luke’s accusation is an “effort to additional [Gottwald’s] long-standing marketing campaign to disparage Kesha in this Courtroom and in the media by branding her, and now her former counsel, as a liar in order to keep away from the implications of his years of abuse,” learn Geragos’ filings from late Thursday.
Geragos claims it’s an “try and undermine and distract from Kesha’s extremely credible declare that [Dr. Luke] drugged and raped her when she was solely 18.”
Kesha — whose full identify is Kesha Rose Sebert — filed go well with towards Gottwald in 2014 claiming that in his 10 years as her producer, he sexually, bodily and verbally abused her. These claims have been finally tossed by a decide. Gottwald introduced a defamation case towards Kesha, which remains to be pending.
Dr. Luke’s attorneys, Jeff Movit and Christine Lepera, mentioned in response to Geragos’ submitting, “Mr. Geragos refused to take duty for his wrongdoing. As a substitute, he makes up info which can be false and violates courtroom orders. That’s the reason Dr. Luke is searching for contempt and sanctions.”