Nicole Young, Dr. Dre estranged wife, claims abusive relationship

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Nicole Young, Dr. Dre’s estranged wife has made new claims against the music mogul, indicating an abusive relationship. 

In court documents, Nicole Young claims that the rapper held a gun to her head in 2001, followed by it happening again in 2002. Young also claims that Dr. Dre punched her in the head/face twice and knocked down her bedroom door while she was hiding from his rage in 2016. 

In the past, Dr. Dre has denied all of this saying, “At no time did I abuse Nicole or threaten her physical safety.” Nicole claims that he “blatantly lies.” 

Nicole goes to say that throughout their marriage, Dre has “verbally and emotionally decimated my personhood to the extent that I currently suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome.”

“His long-term abuse must be a factor that the court takes into account in awarding support and fees,” she adds.

It was also noted in court documents that the police were never called during the period of their marriage because of her fear to her husband. However, she does claim that he omitted “the fact that the police were called” in September 1995, before their marriage, 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.”

Nicole Young goes on to argue that Dre should cover all her expenses in the same manner he did during their marriage. 

After 24 years in marriage, Nicole filed for divorce on June 29, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple shares two adult children, son Truice and daughter Truly. 

ET confirmed that Dre aggress to a temporary spousal support payment of $2 million, as well as to continue to cover his estranged wife’s living expenses at her Malibu home and her mother’s Pacific Palisades house for the next several months. However, following a judge’s ruling in October, he will not be responsible for covering $5 million in legal fees or the hiring of a new personal security detail.

Last week, Dr. Dre was reportedly rushed to the hospital after a case of a brain aneurysm. After the news broke, the Grammy winner went to Instagram to thank fans and friends and to assure everyone he is “doing great.” 

“Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes,” he wrote. “I’m doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team. I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!” 

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