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People: Dr Dre's Estranged Wife States He Held a Gun to Her Head Twice in New Court Documents

Cathrine Mabvudza
Jan 14, 2021
04:24 A.M.
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The bitter divorce between Dr. Dre and his wife, Nicole, has brought new revelations as court documents obtained by People disclosed allegations that the music mogul was abusive and held a gun to his wife's head twice.


Since Dr. Dre and his wife, Nicole Young, announced their split in June 2020, they have been embroiled in a bitter divorce battle as each party fights for their share of the rapper's billion-dollar empire.

According to court documents obtained by People, Nicole alleged that the rapper, whose real name is Andre Young, was physically abusive on several occasions during their 24-year marriage.

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In the documents dated December 29, Nicole, 51, stated that Dr. Dre had punched her in the face and head and pulled a gun to her head twice. All these incidences allegedly occurred between 1999 and 2001.

The last incident of abuse recorded in the Superior Court of California documents occurred in 2016 when Dr. Dre allegedly kicked down a door as Nicole hid from his rage.


While questions were raised because Nicole never called the police at any point during their marriage, she defended herself and stated that her fear of the rapper "outweighed her confidence" that the police could help her.

Nicole is not the first woman to accuse the music mogul of physical abuse.

Nicole added that she did inform the police in 1995, a year before their marriage, when Dr. Dre allegedly assaulted her and lifted her off the floor by her neck.


According to Nicole's declarations, Dr. Dre denied abusing or threatening her at any point. In his own declaration to the court, reported by the Daily Mail, the rapper argued that this was a malicious fabrication to obtain more money.

Nicole's allegations succeeded a court ruling that Dr. Dre should pay her $2 million in temporary spousal support, although she also asked for $100,000 to go towards the mortgage for a new house.

While Dr. Dre, who is currently recovering from a brain aneurism, agreed to pay spousal support, Nicole also asked the courts to allow her to maintain the status quo of her lifestyle, which tallied up to $2.3 million in monthly expenses.


Dr. Dre, 55, also revealed details about an intimate night between the couple, two months after their slipt, as evidence that Nicole was not afraid of him.

The Beats Electronics CEO produced an email from Nicole, which seemed to insinuate that she filed for divorce because of his infidelity, not domestic abuse.

However, Nicole is not the first woman to accuse the music mogul of physical abuse. In the past, three other women have come forward, among them, his ex-girlfriend, singer, Michel'le Toussaint.

Toussaint revealed that during the course of her relationship with the Compton rapper, he had allegedly attacked her so violently that she had to have surgery to fix her broken nose.


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