Singers Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are now a part of the legal battle between Kesha and Dr Luke.
Kesha has been in an ongoing legal battle with the producer, whose real name Lukasz Gottwald, after she alleged he sexually assaulted her. Although she dropped her case in California at the end of the summer, she intends to continue with the case in New York.
On Wednesday, E! News reportedly obtained new court documents from a status hearing on December 26th, which includes new evidence.
The documents claim the judge received and sealed a text message sent from Kesha to Lady Gaga in April 2016, which Dr Luke is able to share with Gaga and Perry. Both artists will now be drafted into the longstanding case.
The context of the text message, what is says or how it will assist in the legal battle will remain confidential and it is up to both parties’ attorneys whether the texts will be unveiled in court.
While the documents didn't reveal the nature of the text or how it may help in either side's case, they did state: "Gottwald may share with Lady Gaga and Katy Perry the April 2016 text that Kesha sent to Lady Gaga, which Kesha turned over in discovery."
Kesha sued the producer in 2014 claiming sexual assault and battery and seeking to invalidate recording contracts she had signed with him. However, in a countersuit, he called her allegations "defamatory" and claimed he was being extorted. Kesha sought a preliminary injunction that would allow her to release music outside of Dr Luke's authority; however, a judge denied the request in February.
While Perry has remained quiet on the case, Gaga has been vocal about her support for Kesha. She has said: 'I feel like she's being very publicly shamed for something that happens in the music industry all the time, to women and men.
'I just want to stand by her side because I can't watch another woman that went through what I've been through suffer.'