Dr. Dre’s Estranged Wife Claims He Held a Gun to Her Head
Dr. Dre’s estranged wife is making new allegations amid their contentious divorce.
In legal documents, obtained by ET, Nicole Young claims that the rap mogul held a gun to her head twice, once in 2000 and again in 2001. She also claims that he punched her twice in the head and kicked down her bedroom door in 2016 when she was allegedly “hiding from his rage.”
Dre has denied the abuse allegations in past filings, stating, “At no time did I abuse Nicole or threaten her physical safety.” However, Nicole says that he “blatantly lies.”
Nicole alleges that throughout their 24-year marriage, Dre has “verbally and emotionally decimated my personhood to the extent that I currently suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome.” She added, “His long-term abuse must be a factor that the court takes into account in awarding support and fees.”
Police were never called during their marriage because Nicole says she feared her husband. However, she does cite one occasion prior to their marriage in September 1995 when he allegedly “slammed me up against a wall and lifted me off the floor by my neck.”
“I have also offered extensive and painful testimony about Andre’s relentless campaign of abuse and control over me for more than half of my life,” she says. “It is misleading, revolting and insulting for Andre to suggest that I have not been abused because, as a victim of relentless abuse and isolation, I did not create and maintain a contemporaneous record of abuse inflicted on me.”
Dre remains in the hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm on Jan. 4. While he was in the ICU, his lawyers agreed to pay his estranged wife $2 million in temporary spousal support, but he won’t pay the $5 million she demanded in attorney’s fees.
Nicole filed for divorce from Dre on June 29, citing irreconcilable differences. The estranged couple, who wed in 1996, share two children—son Truice and daughter Truly.