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Dr. Dre Wins Legal Battle in Divorce, Won't Have to Pay $1.5 Million to Estranged Wife

Dr. Dre's messy divorce battle has seen a judge rule in favor of the rapper and hip hop mogul not forking out $1.5million in security fees for ex wife Nicole Young.

Website TMZ reports the legal victory for the Nuthin But A G Thang star, who will now not have to pay the various expenses, as well as ruling out Nicole's request fast-track demand he pay for her $5million lawyers fees.

The former couple revealed they were divorcing in June 2020 with former attorney Nicole citing irreconcilable differences as the reason behind the split.

In the latest legal decision, the judge rejected Nicole's requests because she had already fired a security team Dre had employed and was paying for.

She claimed he was "too controlling" over the staff and she wanted to choose her own employees yet his lawyer, Laura Wassner, said the Beats Electronics founder

"is still willing to pay all of Nicole's expenses pending the divorce, including security."

Meanwhile the judge kept the January diary date for a hearing on attorney fees for Nicole.

His ex's team wanted it fast-tracked to this month, something the judge denied.

Their split has been messy and well-document, with the latest ruling a boon for Dre's team.

In September 2020 it was reported that Nicole was seeking $2million a month in spousal support.

Nicole has also accused Dre - also known as Andre Romelle Young - of hiding valuable assets after they split - including trademarks for his stage name and "The Chronic" album, according to TMZ.

Sources close to Dre tell the outlet that her claim is "ridiculous" and is an attempt to embarrass him.

"They were married in 1996. Chronic came out in '92 and Dr. Dre used his name since the 80's, so it's all his and his alone," the sources told TMZ.

She responds by calling Dre's move an "epic failure and reveals the true nature of his character, or lack thereof," TMZ reported.

Dre then suggested Nicole had "decimated" his bank account and stolen $363K from his company as the legal battle rumbled on.

A letter obtained by TMZ revealed Nicole has been accused of "blatant and unjustifiable criminal embezzlement of corporate funds" by Record One recording studio, the company she and her estranged husband founded in 2015.

Last month, the court documents revealed Nicole had insisted she co-owned the trademark to her ex's name.

Meanwhile, Forbes reports that Dre was worth $800 million as of 2019. This fortune is due in part to his successful headphone line, Beats By Dr. Dre, which Apple acquired for $3 billion in 2014.

Nicole and Dre married on May 25, 1996 and have two adult children together.

They are Truice, born 1997, and Truly, born 2001.

Nicole Young, Dr. Dre, and three of his children: Truly, Truice, and adopted son Tyler on August 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California



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