“Reputation, if you are asking about his reputation in the world, I don’t feel at liberty to speak for the entire world. So if you are asking what my view is of his reputation, I made my view of him and his reputation when I saw her in that back room. That was an image that – of something that happened to me, and I felt and knew in my heart that she was telling the truth, and I believe her.”
This was Lady Gagas response to the question as to whether Kesha's allegations against Dr. Luke (music producer) were impacting his reputation. She went on to say:
“Yes, I do have knowledge.”
“She told me he assaulted her.”
“Well, you know – when men assault women, they don’t invite people over to watch. And when this happens in this industry, it is kept extremely secret, and it is compounded by contracts and manipulative power scenarios that actually include this very situation that we are all in right now.”
“I have factual knowledge of her depression. I have factual knowledge of her need for support and love. I have factual knowledge of the spiral that I watched that girl go down. I have factual knowledge of trauma. I am informed and intelligent about this issue. That girl has experienced serious trauma and she is in the middle of the right now. And you are all a party to it.”
What beautiful words defending a woman who has the courage to prolong her own trauma to go after a high powered predator.
Another interesting detail ~ Dr. Luke's defense attorney, questioning Lady Gaga, happens to be a woman. Wise move on his part, I reckon. My first visceral response to that detail was 'how could ANY woman take this case no matter what the profile or payout may be.' As my blood simmered from a raging boil, I thought about the other side of the fence and our constitutional right of 'innocent until proven guilty.' Believing that absolutely no woman would ever speak out and put themself into a living nightmare like Kesha's, unless it was absolutely factual, makes it hard to remember that the defense system exists for a reason. Criminals need attorneys and there should be women in that profession just as there should be men.
All that being said, it simply CANNOT feel good to go home at night knowing the allegations she is professionally responsible for defending, involved destroying, physically and emotionally, another woman. Undoubtedly a talented attorney, given the profile of the case, I send prayers her way in hopes that this case may be a turning point for her professionally. Perhaps she will come to our side someday, and put MF'rs like her current client in the slammer where they will undoubtedly experience a small glimpse of the sexual trauma they forced on their victims! I sure as $#!@ hope she loses this case in a BIG way!!!!