Andre Romelle Young popularly known as Dr. Dre, founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, and was previously co-owner of Death Row Record wins legal divorce battle as judge rules that he, Dr Dre doesn’t have to pay $6.5M to his estranged wife Nicole requested for legal and living expenses
Dr. Dre has score a major victory in his divorce battle after a Los Angeles judge ruled that the hip-pop mogul doesn’t have to pay his estranged wife Nicole Young the $6.5 million she requested for legal and living expenses amid their split.
A judge has rejected Dr. Dre’s estranged wife, Nicole Young’s request for $1.5 million to pay for various expenses, such as security.
The judge also dismissed her request to expedite Dre paying out $5 million for her lawyer’s fees. Young’s lawyers were in court on Thursday, urging the judge to accept her $1.5 million claim for security since she’s getting death threats, TMZ reports.
Nicole Young had requested Dr. Dre pay $5 million for her lawyers’ fees and $1.5 in incidental expenses including security after her legal team said she’s getting death threats,TMZ reports.
Part of the reason why the judge rejected her request is because she let her security team go, which Dre was already paying for. She alleged that Dre has been controlling and wanted to bring on her own security, saying Dre warned her that he would fire her security if they didn’t do what he said. Dre’s lawyer told the judge that the hip-hop mogul is inclined to pay Young’s expenses, including security, which the judge accepted.
On Thursday October 1, the judge dismissed her request, noting that she had previously fired a security team Dre was originally funding. But Young’s legal team argued he was too “controlling” and wanted her own security team.
The judge rejected her request and ordered that Nicole could select a private security company for her personal protection.
Dre’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, reportedly told the judge Dre is still willing to pay all of Nicole’s expenses pending the divorce, including security.
Nicole’s legal team was rejected in their request to have a January hearing to discuss legal costs moved up to this year, TMZ reported.
The judge said this case did not appear to be critical in terms of the presence of domestic violence, and that if Dre was overpowering her in any way, she should file for a restraining order from the rapper.
Young filed for divorce in June, citing “irreconcilable differences.” She requested $2 million per month in temporary spousal support in addition to the $5 million for her legal fees.
The estranged couple, who both got married on May 25, 1996, have two adult children together: son Truice and daughter Truly. In all, the producer has six children, four sons, and two daughters by five different women. One of his sons called Andre Young Jr is late.