By: Alyssa Wilson
A judge ordered music mogul, Dr. Dre, to pay his ex-wife Nicole Young $293,306 per month in spousal support.
According to Yahoo! Entertainment, that equals more than $3.5 million per year and is less than she requested. In September 2020, months after filing for the divorce, she asked for $2 million per month. Dr. Dre was also ordered to cover the expenses of the couple’s Malibu and Pacific Palisades homes and will pay Young’s health insurance.
The couple’s children, 24-year-old Trucie and 20-year-old Truly, are adults, so no child support will be required. The conditions set in the agreement will end if Young remarries or enters a new domestic partnership.
Since Young filed for divorce, the process has not been peaceful. She accused the producer of emotional and physical abuse, which Dr. Dre denies.
This is not the first time Dr. Dre has been accused of domestic violence. According to The Guardian, his former fiancé Michel’le said he repeatedly beat her in their six-year relationship. Journalist Dee Barnes said he assaulted her at a party in 1991. He later addressed it publicly in a statement to The New York Times, saying, “I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.”
Although the divorce is not finalized, he was declared legally single by a judge after his lawyer, Laura Wasser, filed a motion for bifurcation. She said Young’s claims of abuse were “false allegations of domestic violence” and said they demonstrate that the marriage is beyond repair.
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