dr. Dre continues his legal feud with ex-wife Nicole Young after he filed a lawsuit accusing her of “misappropriating” money from his recording studio.
The 56-year-old rapper and producer is suing Young, 51, for allegedly billing his Recording One music studio in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles. The blast.
Dre’s lawsuit was filed after the judge overseeing his divorce ordered him in July to pay nearly $300,000 a month to his ex as spousal alimony for the foreseeable future.
Latest Legal Challenge: Dr. Dre, 56, is suing his ex-wife Nicole Young, 51, for allegedly “misappropriating” more than $350,000 from a recording studio account that both had access to, according to files obtained by The Blast; both pictured in 2018
The legal files indicate that Recording One was founded in 2015 to operate as a recording studio.
Both Dre (who was born Andre Young) and his then-wife were in charge of “maintenance and control” of the studio assets, and Recording One claims Young was responsible for writing expenses and transferring money for the company. .
The studio claims it “decimated” her bank accounts by withdrawing $353,571.85 in the early stages of her divorce from Dre, which she requested in June 2020.
During the divorce proceedings, she was removed from the studio’s trust.
Withdrawal: The studio alleges that she “decimated” her bank accounts by withdrawing $353,571.85 in the early stages of her divorce from Dre, which she requested in June 2020; seen in 2015
In its filing, the studio states that Young has “grossly failed to live up to its fiduciary interest by embezzling and stealing money from (the company’s) bank account and using the money for her own personal obligations.”
Young could be in serious legal trouble if the studio’s allegations turn out to be true.
The company accuses her of violating the Criminal Code 496, which states: “Anyone who purchases or receives any property that has been stolen or obtained in any way involving theft or extortion, knowing that the property will be stolen or obtained.” , or who conceals, sells, withholds or aids in the concealment, sale or withholding of owner’s property … shall be punished by imprisonment not exceeding one year.’
Back in October, TMZ reported that the Los Angeles Police Department was investigating Young for the withdrawals, although she claims she had the right to withdraw the money because her name was on the account.
Sources told The Blast that Young has already repaid the money, although that wouldn’t necessarily clear her of potential legal violations.
Legal problems? Young says she had the right to withdraw the money, and sources say she has already repaid the money, but the case was referred to the LAPD in October; seen in 2015
In addition to the former NWA member’s nearly $300,000 a month in spousal alimony — which is nearly as much as the amount Young is charged with embezzlement — he will continue to pay for the couple’s homes in Malibu and Pacific Palisades, as well as her. health insurance.
Young was initially asking for $1.9 million a month, so he’s only paying a fraction of that amount.
Young filed for divorce from Dre in June 2020, citing irreconcilable differences.
She claimed on her file that the musician and businessman threw her out of their home on April 2 of that year after “a night of Andre’s alcohol-induced brutal anger, including, but not limited to, his yelling at her to “get the f *** out.”‘
She also claimed that their marriage was “earmarked by all forms of abuse” and she accused him of beating her and holding a gun to her head multiple times.
Dre has denied all allegations of abuse, but he has been accused of abusing women several times during his career.
Controversial: Young filed for divorce in June 2020. She claimed that Dre kicked her out of their home in April of that year and had previously abused her multiple times, which he denies despite a documented history of abusing women; seen in 2014
In 1992, he made no effort to attack the rapper and journalist Dee Barnes.
She claimed he assaulted her at a party by repeatedly hitting her head and body against a brick wall before attempting to throw her down a flight of stairs and then kicking her in the ribs and hand.
She said he also grabbed her by the back of her hair and punched her on the back of the head.
As the attack continued, Dre’s bodyguard allegedly pulled a gun on the crowd to prevent anyone from rescuing Barnes.