“I was a shell of my former self at one point,” Gaga told Stern and co-host Robin Quivers. “I didn’t tell anybody. I didn’t even tell myself for the longest time.” While Gaga did not go into detail about who the alleged abuser was, Kesha's lawyer, Mark Geragos, suggested that he knew in a series of tweets later in the day.
Geragos, who is representing Kesha in a lawsuit against producer Dr. Luke that claims the hitmaker sexually and emotionally abused his client over the course of her career, tweeted "Guess who the rapist was" along with a link to a story about Gaga's revelation.
After a fan asked if Geragos was suggesting that the alleged perpetrator would be familiar to Kesha fans, the lawyer tweeted the hashtag #namethepervert and then pointed to Luke (born Lukasz Gottwald).
That tweet immediately set off a response from both Luke's camp and Gaga's, who both vehemently denied Geragos' suggestion. In a statement to TMZ, a rep for Luke said, "Mark Geragos' statement is completely false and defamatory. Luke met Lady Gaga twice for less than half an hour total in those two meetings combined. He has never been alone with her and never touched her. Neither meeting was in that time frame reported."
Gaga's rep also shot down the suggestion, telling E! News, "This ridiculous, manufactured link between Lady Gaga and the Kesha-Dr. Luke lawsuit is utterly incomprehensible. This simply isn't true and how dare someone take advantage of such a sensitive matter."
At press time, Geragos had not removed the tweets from his feed and doubled-down by telling TMZ, "I said it because it's true... The [Bill] Cosby allegations have now made others more courageous about coming out." Geragos also claimed he planned to depose Gaga in Kesha's sexual assault lawsuits against Luke.