Katy Perry SLAMMED for collaborating with controversial producer Dr. Luke – as his longtime sexual assault accuser Kesha seemingly responds

Katy Perry's collaboration with music professional Dr. Luke on her forthcoming album has garnered a considerable amount of controversy amid past sexual assault allegations made against the producer by Kesha.

The 39-year-old songstress is collaborating with Dr. Luke, whose full name is Lukasz Gottwald, as well as Max Martin, Sarah Hudson and Stargate on her sixth record, Rolling Stone reported on Wednesday.

Perry 'knew exactly the album she wanted to make and put together the team to make it happen,' a Capitol Records source told the outlet of the collection of talent the former American Idol judge put together for her first release since 2020's Smile.

Perry and Dr. Luke, 50, have past collaborated on hit singles such as 2008's I Kissed a Girl, 2010's California Gurls and 2013's Roar.

The feedback online was pointed toward both Perry and Dr. Luke, who last year settled a defamation lawsuit with Kesha, 37, after she claimed in a 2014 lawsuit that he had sexually and physically abused her.

Katy Perry's collaboration with music professional Dr. Luke on her forthcoming album has garnered a considerable amount of controversy amid past sexual assault allegations made against the producer by Kesha. Perry, 39, pictured in April in LA

Katy Perry's collaboration with music professional Dr. Luke on her forthcoming album has garnered a considerable amount of controversy amid past sexual assault allegations made against the producer by Kesha. Perry, 39, pictured in April in LA 

The feedback online was pointed toward both Perry and Dr. Luke, 50, who last year settled a defamation lawsuit with Kesha, 37, after she claimed in a 2014 lawsuit that he had sexually and physically abused her

Kesha pictured in LA on May 31

The feedback online was pointed toward both Perry and Dr. Luke, 50, who last year settled a defamation lawsuit with Kesha, 37, after she claimed in a 2014 lawsuit that he had sexually and physically abused her 

Kesha, whose full name is Kesha Rose Sebert, tweeted 'lol' in the wake of news Perry and Dr. Luke would be collaborating.

A number of followers speculated on the meaning of Kesha's 'lol' tweet Monday, with one speculating that 'she's laughing at katy and her new song,' while another asked, 'Is this Katy shade?'

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Other people were more pointed toward Perry's professional decision to collaborate with Dr. Luke.

'It’ll never be a "Woman’s World" bc people like Katy Perry continue to support and uplift abusers in the industry like Dr. Luke,' one user said.

Another added, 'I’m actually in shock how so many Katy Perry fans are defending her with this Dr. Luke thing… it’s ok to hold your favorite artist accountable btw.'

One user said that Perry had been calculating in the move, as she 'waited for the whole court process to end before calling him again.'

One user said they 'won’t be listening,' while another said, 'Some people make music with integrity, while others just care about having a number 1.'

The fallout from the allegations and long-running legal battle with Kesha led artist Doja Cat in December 2021 to declare that she would not collaborate with him moving forward.

Kesha, whose full name is Kesha Rose Sebert, tweeted 'lol' in the wake of news Perry and Dr. Luke would be collaborating

Kesha, whose full name is Kesha Rose Sebert, tweeted 'lol' in the wake of news Perry and Dr. Luke would be collaborating 

 

A number of Kesha's followers speculated on the meaning of her 'lol' tweet Monday

A number of Kesha's followers speculated on the meaning of her 'lol' tweet Monday

 

 

 

 

Others were more pointed toward Perry's professional decision to collaborate with Dr. Luke

Others were more pointed toward Perry's professional decision to collaborate with Dr. Luke 

'I don’t think I need to work with him again,' Doja Cat told Rolling Stone. I don’t think I need to work with him in the future. I know that.'

The Santa Barbara, California native recently released a clip on TikTok previewing her upcoming track Woman's World, which is set to be released July 11.

Perry this past February said she was departing the series American Idol after seven seasons to put her attention toward her career as a solo artist.

Kesha and Dr. Luke announced they had settled their long-running legal battle in June of 2023.

Kesha said in a statement at the conclusion of the proceedings, 'Only God knows what happened that night;' while Dr. Luke said he was 'absolutely certain that nothing happened' and that he 'never drugged or assaulted her.'

Perry was one of a number of notable names who submit testimony or a sworn statement in the case, a group that included Lady Gaga, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne and Adam Levine, according to the AP.

Dailymail.com has reached out to reps for Perry for comment on the story. 

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