The saga involving pop singer Kesha and record producer Dr. Luke took a new turn Monday as Luke filed a lawsuit against Kesha's lawyer, Mark Geragos.
Geragos is representing the singer in a civil lawsuit against Luke that seeks damages for alleged sexual assault, battery, sexual harassment, gender violence and emotional distress.
On Monday, Luke filed suit against Geragos for defamation, alleging the lawyer took to his Twitter account to accuse the music producer of sexually assaulting
Lady Gaga has specifically said that Luke was not the man who assaulted her, according to the litigation.
Luke's attorneys in the suit filed Monday said he'd met Gaga briefly on only two occasions and was never alone with her at the time the alleged assault occurred.
Geragos did not respond immediately to messages for comment.
His client Kesha alleges that not long after she moved to Los Angeles, Luke began to abuse her violently and forced her to consume drugs and alcohol.
The civil suit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court seeks to end Kesha's contract with Luke and damages for sexual assault, battery, sexual harassment, gender violence and emotional distress.
The suit alleges she later learned the pills were a form of GHB, commonly known as the date rape drug, and that she had been raped.
In a statement to the Los Angeles Times, Lepera said Kesha and her mother were engaged in "a campaign of publishing outrageous and untrue statements" about her client in an attempt to extort her client into releasing the singer from her exclusive recording agreement.