Dr. Dre's wife Nicole Young accuses him of 'abusive coercive control'
20th October 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Dre’s estranged wife Nicole Young accuses him of ‘abusive coercive control’, claims his ‘rampant and repeated marital misconduct’ was why they split and blasts him for smearing her in explosive docs

  • Nicole Young, 49, and Dr. Dre, 55, have been locked in an increasingly bitter divorce battle since announcing their separation in June 
  • Nicole, who has three children with Dre, is asking for half of the rapper’s estimated $1billion fortune 
  • She is also seeking continued co-ownership of the rapper’s name and the rights to his 1992 album, The Chronic
  • In new court papers obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, documents reveal the extent of their estrangement
  • Nicole accuses her estranged husband of  ‘abusive coercive control’
  • She also claims his ‘rampant and repeated marital misconduct’ was the reason for their split, and claims he is lying about their prenup
  • According to documents obtained by DailyMail.com, Dre has used the media to smear Nicole – despite their 24-year marriage

Dr. Dre’s estranged wife Nicole Young has accused him of trying to smear her in the media and has said claims she embezzled money from a company account are ‘trumped up’, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

Young, 49, also accused the Beats founder of ‘abusive coercive control’ and ‘rampant and repeated marital misconduct’ in bombshell court papers filed in LA on Monday.

Young’s attorneys are attempting to force the rapper, 55, to hand over their disputed pre-nuptial agreement – he claims to have the original document, while she argues he ripped it up two years into their marriage, rendering it void.

The 121-page filing also lays out in excruciating detail what Young describes as Dre’s attempts to ‘beat her into submission’ by leaking a series of stories to ‘friendly media outlets’ in a bid to portray her as a money grabber – despite the pair being married for 24 years. 

DailyMail.com has reached out to a representative of Dr. Dre for comment 

Nicole Young, the estranged wife of Dr. Dre, has accused him of ‘abusive coercive control’ and claims his ‘rampant and repeated marital misconduct’ was the reason for their split, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal

Now, new court papers obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com reveal the extent of their estrangement, with Nicole accusing Dre of smearing her in the media and bullying her during the marriage. He was snapped in LA in 2018

Last week, it was reported that Young had been referred to the police by Larry Chatman – a friend and business partner of Dre’s who accused her of embezzling $385,029 from a company account.

But the new filing claims it was a false accusation designed to embarrass her and goes on to detail how the 49-year-old has been subjected to ‘public ridicule’ as a result, as well as ‘death threats from his supporters’.

The papers also claim Dre falsely told media he won a court hearing over his provision of her security, when in fact, he was forced to cough up for guards despite his objections.

The new filing is part of an ongoing divorce battle that kicked off when Young filed to end her marriage to the rapper on June 29.

At stake is the couple’s billion-dollar fortune, as well as the co-ownership of his name and the rights to his 1992 album, The Chronic.

Dre’s legal team have repeatedly insisted that he possesses an ‘iron-clad’ pre-nuptial agreement that gives him everything – Young’s team says he does not and are now hoping to force him to provide proof it exists in the form of the original document.

According to documents obtained by DailyMail.com, Dre has used the media to smear Nicole – despite their 24-year marriage

The new filing is part of an ongoing divorce battle that kicked off when Young filed to end her marriage to the rapper on June 29 

She says in the papers that he ‘has pursued one goal: to perpetuate his abusive coercive control over Nicole, trying to beat her into submission so that she surrenders to an unfair and uninformed resolution of this case.

‘Andre’s conduct to date has been entirely consistent with an intentionally uncooperative and bullying litigant, seeking to overpower what he perceives to be a weaker ‘opponent’ – in other words, treating Nicole just the same way he did during their marriage.’

Young also hit out at Dre’s alleged attempts to ‘weaponize’ the media, saying he has created a ‘misogynistic’ and ‘sexist’ narrative designed to make her appear money hungry.

The documents add: ‘That narrative is, predictably if lamentably, one of the oldest, most well-worn, misogynistic, and sexist tropes in the book – the false claim that Nicole, his wife of more than 24 years and the mother of their three (3) children, was only married to him for his money.

‘This vile smear flies directly in the face of the facts. The parties married long before they amassed the billion-dollar fortune at issue herein – and stayed together for more than 24 years, in spite of Andre’s rampant and repeated marital misconduct.’

Along with the original pre-nuptial agreement, Young is also asking for Dre to pay the cost of the latest salvo in their divorce battle.

The same filing also asks for a previous ruling ordering the rapper to pay for her security to be enforced – she claims that he has refused to do so and has also stopped charges she made on a joint AMEX credit card. 

The new document asks the rapper to allow her team to examine the couple’s prenuptial agreement to establish its authenticity. The prenuptial agreement has proven to be one of the most contentious parts of the divorce so far, with Nicole insisting that Dre ripped up the document she signed shortly before their 1996 wedding, rendering it invalid. Pictured: The former couple in 1996

Young has spoken of the pre-nuptial agreement in previous court filings and says she felt coerced into signing it.

She said: ‘I was extremely reluctant, resistant and afraid to sign the agreement and felt backed into a corner.

‘Given the extraordinary pressure and intimidation by Andre, I was left with no option but to hire a lawyer (of course, with the help of Andre’s team of professionals) and unwillingly signed the agreement very shortly before our marriage.’

The same document related how Dre had ripped up the pre-nup two years after their wedding, with Young saying: ‘Andre acknowledged to me that he felt ashamed he had pressured me into signing a premarital agreement and he tore up multiple copies of the agreement in front of me.

‘Since the day he tore up the agreements, we both understood that there was no premarital agreement and that it was null and void.’

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