Dr. Luke Denies Song Theft As Gunshot Rings Outside Court

By Lauren Berg (July 24, 2019, 12:12 AM EDT) -- Songwriting titan Dr. Luke testified Tuesday that he'd never heard of the Christian rap song he and Katy Perry are accused of ripping off during a dramatic only-in-Hollywood day that saw a court security officer shoot a knife-wielding man outside the Los Angeles federal courthouse.

As music producer and songwriter Lukasz Gottwald, known professionally as Dr. Luke, told a California federal jury that he had never heard of Christian rap artists Marcus Gray, aka Flame, Emanuel Lambert, aka D.A. Truth, and Chike Ojukwu or their 2008 song "Joyful Noise" before he helped create Perry's hit single "Dark Horse" in 2013, a...

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