Kesha admitted Dr. Luke did NOT drug her, did NOT sexually assault her and did NOT have sexual relations with her ... and she swore all of it under oath, which contradicts her lawsuit.
Kesha has accused Dr. Luke of a variety of misdeeds in her lawsuit, including rape and physical and emotional assault. Dr. Luke filed his own suit saying her claims are BS and it's all about Kesha wanting to get out of their management contract.
Now TMZ has obtained a deposition from 2011 in which Kesha and Luke were both being sued by her former manager. Kesha says flat out ... she and Luke never had sexual relations:
The deposition had been sealed ... and Tuesday morning Dr. Luke's lawyer went to court asking the judge in his case to unseal the depo and allow it to be used in the current case. We're told Kesha's lawyer argued it was NOT fair game, but the judge disagreed and unsealed it.
Kesha's lawyer, Mark Geragos, tells TMZ ... using the depo is "a pathetic attempt to once again blame the victim." Geragos says Kesha lied because "Luke walked Kesha down the beach and threatened to destroy Kesha's life and the lives of her family if she didn't cover up his sexual assaults."
'Django' Actress & BF
Charged With Lewd Conduct
For Car Sex
10/21/2014 11:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
10:30 A.M. PT -- Danielle and her BF just issued a statement, saying ... "We are, quite frankly, appalled and disturbed that the LA prosecutors office has chosen to file these charges against us. The LAPD has previously issued a statement saying that there was no crime committed. If a passionate public embrace while displaying no nudity is grounds for having charges filed against you, then we'd expect that everyone who engages in an extended public display of affection with their loved one will be targeted as well. Sergeant [Jim] Parker is still under investigation for his conduct and filing misdemeanor charges against us does not change his behavior.”
"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts may be convincing in the movies, but not in real life because she's just been charged with lewd conduct for allegedly having sex in her car outside CBS Studios.
Watts went on a campaign against the LAPD ... accusing cops of racism for cuffing her after people complained they were banging in the Mercedes in Studio City. Watts, who claims she and her BF were just making out, walked away from cops in a fury, so they cuffed her and brought her back.
Prosecutors listened to the LAPD audio -- obtained by TMZ -- and realized what was up. Armed with various witnesses and photos of Watts straddling her BF with her breasts exposed, she and the BF were each charged with lewd conduct in public.
The crime is punishable by a maximum of 6 months in L.A. County Jail.
Prosecutor Says No Way You Louse
To Half Way House
10/21/2014 9:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Teresa Giudice wants to go only half way when it comes to serving her prison sentence ... but prosecutors are now saying over their dead bodies.
Giudice is asking the judge for mercy -- to allow her to serve most of her sentence in a half way house. But we just obtained a letter prosecutors sent to the judge ... vehemently objecting ... claiming the judge made it clear she needed prison punishment, and nothing less.
Teresa had sent a letter to the judge -- which we also obtained -- in which she seems to say she has a right under a law called The Second Chance Act to spend 12 out of the 15 months in the half way house.
But prosecutors say the law doesn't give convicts the right to have their punishment watered down, so all her bellyaching should be ignored.
Molestation Victim Will NOT Sue
10/21/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Stephen Collins is a lucky man ... after confessing to child molestation, we've learned not only will he NOT be prosecuted ... the main victim tells TMZ she will NOT sue him civilly.
Collins confessed in the audiotape ... he repeatedly sexually abused this victim, once placing her hand on his semi-erect penis. The incident occurred in the '70s, but she did not come forward until 2012 ... which is when the NYPD launched its investigation.
The woman -- now in her 50s -- says she will NOT sue Collins because she's not after his money. She says her purpose in coming forward was to encourage other victims to step up -- possibly victims who were molested more recently, so Collins could be prosecuted.
In addition to cooperating with the NYPD, the woman says she called the LAPD to warn them Collins was a sexual predator.
As we first reported ... law enforcement sources at the 3 agencies that are investigating Collins say they cannot have him prosecuted because the cases are too old.
Short story ... he confessed to 3 cases of sexual abuse ... and now he's home free.
Sentenced to Five Years
for KIlling GF
10/21/2014 5:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing his girlfriend on Valentine's Day 2013.
Under South African law, Pistorius will have to serve at least 10 months before he can ask for parole.
In addition, Pistorius was given a 3-year suspended sentence on a firearms charge (unrelated to Steenkamp), but it was suspended for 5 years, so long as he's not found guilty of another crime where there's negligence involving a firearm during that period.
Pistorius had previously been found guilty of culpable homicide in the death of Reeva Steenkamp. He maintained throughout the trial he thought she was an intruder.
Billy Corgan, Eric Dane, Rebecca Gayheart
Settle RAGING Tree Dispute
10/21/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Billy Corgan, Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart -- 3 big stars -- just settled a 2-year dispute on the brink of a full-blown trial ... over 4 trees.
The neighborhood feud ignited in 2012 when a gigantic eucalyptus tree on the property of the Smashing Pumpkins singer fell onto Dane's property, causing enormous damage. The insurance companies settled the property damage issues, but the feud roared on.
We're told Dane and Gayheart wanted the trees trimmed or taken down, but Corgan wouldn't budge. The lawsuit says Corgan showed no remorse ... and that pissed them off.
The trial was set to begin Monday in L.A. County Superior Court ... big stars fighting over big trees. But we've learned brinkmanship ended with a settlement last week, when Corgan agreed to cut the trees down to the stump.
So now Corgan can't complain to Dane and Gayheart, "You Ca-lipped my trees."
Pregnant Woman Sues
Over Chainsaw Horror
10/21/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Halloween at Busch Gardens became a real-life nightmare for a pregnant woman who claims she was mowed down by other terrified patrons ... after chainsaw-wielding actors created a panic in the park.
Brittany Lipscomb claims she was at the Williamsburg, VA theme park 2 years ago -- for a ghoul's night out -- and was being extra careful for her safety since she was pregnant.
In her lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Lipscomb says the park hired costumed characters to chase people around with chainsaws ... causing them to run recklessly through the park.
Lipscomb claims she was knocked to the ground by the stampede ... suffering serious injuries -- including emotional distress for the well being of her unborn child. She never says if the kid was actually hurt ... but now she's suing for $25K.
We'll throw this out there ... maybe something called Howl-O-Scream isn't the best place to be when you're pregnant. Just sayin'.
Dancing With the Stars
Threatens Dance Pros ...
Don't Tango With the Competition
10/21/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Dancing With the Stars" is drawing a line in the parquet floor with some of its famous pros -- warning them to stay away from an upstart live dance show, or risk a tango ... in court.
Our 'DWTS' sources tell us producers fired off warning letters to several dancing pros right after they sued a touring show called "Ballroom With A Twist." The letter informs the dancers they could be violating their "DWTS" contract if they do any side gigs with the rival.
'Dancing' vets Peta Murgatroyd, Tony Dovolani and Val Chmerkovskiy have all appeared on promotions for 'Ballroom' ... but the show hasn't started touring yet. We're told they've now been told to bail, or face potential legal action.
In other words ... they own you, jive turkeys.
Served With Dr. Luke Lawsuit
With Fancy Chicken Assist
10/20/2014 4:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kesha got served Monday by her producer Dr. Luke -- whose legal team enlisted the help of one of the most clever process servers of all time ... or maybe just the hungriest.
The process server showed up at Kesha's L.A. home and slapped legal docs -- connected to her nasty legal battle with Luke -- on the front door. Here's the clever part ... the stickers holding up the papers are from a Rainbow Acres roasted organic chicken package.
The process server's ingenuity might have gone unnoticed by most -- but we know food, and immediately recognized the sticker.
As for whether this counts as effective service of Luke's lawsuit -- probably not, under California law. But if nothing else ... the stickers gave some TMZ staffers a great idea for lunch.
Yes, it was delicious.
'Buffy' Star's Arrest
I'm Going to Rehab
For Booze & Pills
10/20/2014 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon says he made a bad decision to mix pain meds with alcohol this weekend ... and now he's going to rehab to get help.
Brendon posted an apology on Facebook Monday afternoon ... saying he was on pain meds for 5 days to manage a cyst behind his knee -- but when he drank as well, things got bad.
We broke the story -- cops say Brendon was causing a disturbance in the lobby of a hotel Friday night in Idaho -- and was arrested when he didn't cooperate with officers.
Brendon says he plans to check into a rehab facility, and adds ... "I apologize. Those two small words don’t begin to express my regrets, but they do mark the beginning of my recovery."
'Bad Religion' Guitarist
Gets One Treasured Item in Divorce
10/20/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bad Religion guitarist Greg Hetson is finally out of his disastrous marriage, and he's snatching back the one thing he wanted from his ex -- a poster ... that's all.
The divorce just became final, and it sounds crazy ... but when Hetson and his ex-wife Alia divvied up their property his ONLY demand was she hand over the poster. He got it, but we have no idea what it is.
The poster is so shrouded in mystery, it's only described in the divorce docs as being "framed."
Meanwhile, Alia gets artwork, art supplies, a vase collection, and a couple pieces of furniture. According to the docs Hetson won't pay monthly spousal support, but will fork over a one-time lump sum of $23K.
We tried contacting Hetson to find out about the poster ... of course he's not talking. Best guess? Gotta be a vintage Farrah.
Cause of Death May Remain Mystery
Because NO AUTOPSY
10/19/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
We may never know exactly what killed Joan Rivers ... because a decision was made NOT to do an autopsy ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected to the NYC Medical Examiner tell us ... Melissa Rivers was despondent when Joan died and told doctors she did not want an autopsy performed. According to New York law, doctors will honor such a request if there's no evidence of criminality associated with the death.
The Medical Examiner has concluded the cause of death was deprivation of oxygen which caused irreversible brain damage. We're told they determined the "predictable" complication involved the procedure itself and not Propofol.
Here's the problem ... we're told without an autopsy it's impossible to pinpoint the nature of the problem. As one source said, an autopsy might reveal a puncture in the throat or other trauma.
The only way Joan's family might get a definitive answer is if a doctor or nurse owns up to a possible mistake ... and even then it's just someone's word.
So the precise cause of Joan's death may forever stay a mystery.
In Celeb Hacking Scandal
10/19/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A sizzling model had nude photos hacked from the iCloud ... and the perp gave her an ultimatum -- ante up some cash, or the world will see your naked body.
Madison Louch says she realized on Sept. 7 she was locked out of her iCloud. Later that day she got a call from a guy who bragged he hacked her account. He told her he was "notorious" for hacking into the accounts of celebs and posting their nude photos online.
Madison says the guy demanded $900 or else he'd "ruin her modeling career." He ordered her to deposit the money in a brown Trader Joe's bag in a planter located at a building on Fairfax Ave in Hollywood.
Madison freaked out and called the LAPD, which then planned a sting. Turns out a woman came to the location at the exact time, grabbed the bag and cops swarmed her.
The woman -- Jamie Munoz -- told cops she knew she was picking up money for someone who was threatening to post nude photos, but she says she wasn't part of the plot. She gave cops the name of the guy -- Nicholas Douglas from Vancouver.
Munoz ended up pleading guilty to attempted extortion and got 3 years probation and community service -- no jail.
Law enforcement says they are still on the hunt to find out if there is such as person as Nicholas Douglas and if he's the hacker.