The singer reveals her ordeal with Dr Luke is "devastating to witness"
The star continues to stand by Kesha, with Gaga now addressing her case against Dr Luke during an interview on AMP Radio 97.1, where she was quizzed by host Carson Daly about her recent Oscars performance of sexual assault-inspired ballad, ’Til It Happens To You’.
Talk soon turned to Kesha, with Gaga stating: “I think that people should just know that there’s so much more than what meets the eye in a case like that.
“I feel like she’s being very publicly shamed for something that happens in the music industry all the time, to women and men.”
She concluded: “I just want to stand by her side because I can’t watch another woman that went through what I’ve been through suffer.”
Gaga went on to reveal that she talks to Kesha every day, before adding: “I’m friends with her personally, and what I’m watching her go through is not only something I’ve been through but something that’s really devastating to witness.
“Somebody that has such a beautiful light within them, so much talent to give — just to see that light burn out because they feel that no one’s listening to them, I feel that it’s my responsibility to stand up for her when there’s a lot of people that are not listening to her plea for love, for people to have compassion and empathy.”
Speaking of the support, Gaga continued: “I won’t put words in their mouths, but I think it is probably as scary for them as it is for me to see so much shaming happen to females in the business that are so talented because they’re just not in as much of a position of power as the people who are speaking up against them.
“We’re going to shake the tree until that leaf that has Kesha on it falls. I care about her. In any other business, if you were to report that anything happened to you to the human resources department, it would be dealt with.”
She concluded: “But we don’t have a human resources department, we don’t have a union as artists, we’re just fighting for ourselves. If we don’t stick together, our voices just won’t be heard.”
Dr Luke has repeatedly denied Kesha’s accusations and released a statement via his lawyer. “I didn’t rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her,” he added on Twitter, claiming that Kesha’s lawsuit is “motivated by money”.
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