Dr. Dre’s estranged wife, Nicole Young, is seeking more than $AU2.66 million per month in spousal support, according to new court documents filed today in the epic divorce battle between the pair.
Mrs Young is also asking for $AU6.88 million in legal fees.
Lawyers for Ms Young claim in California court papers that Dre – real name Andre Romelle Young – should pay $2.66m in monthly support, and allege that Mrs Young is having trouble paying her bills since her marriage of 24 years broke up, and Dre controls all their assets.
The court papers further allege that the rap star kicked Mrs Young out of their Brentwood mansion, April 1, “in the middle of the night” and “in a drunken rage”.
Documents allege he banished Mrs Young to their Malibu beach home but then threatened to sell it and texted her, “Do not spend one more cent … You can’t be mean and disrespectful and spend my hard-earned money. F**k that!”
Lawyers say in the papers that Dre was a control freak who “forced” Mrs Young to sign a pre-nuptial agreement on their wedding day “under extreme duress.” The couple has been battling over the pre-nup since filing for divorce in June.
Mrs Young also alleges Dre has blocked her AmEx charges.
The papers assert that Mrs Young — who does not work, but claims she “played an important role” in Dre’s career and “was integral” to naming his hit record label Aftermath — should enjoy the same lifestyle she did before the split.
Mrs Young wants the support to begin retroactively from September 1.
The documents reveal the extent of their lavish lifestyle — including five LA residences, multimillion-dollar private jet and yacht trips, numerous luxury cars, and an army of staff including a private chef, 12 security guards, 7 housekeepers, and more.
The documents further accuse Dre of engaging in a scorched-earth campaign of costly litigation against Mrs Young, and claim he’s stonewalling her team over revealing his finances.
His lawyers have alleged that Mrs Young has refused to turn over Dre’s belongings from the Malibu home where she’s staying, including his golf clubs, a motorcycle, and a registered handgun.
But Mrs Young fires back in court papers that, with Dre’s $US 1 billion worth, he can afford to buy replacements.
She also said Dre sent his brother-in-law with no warning to pick up his “Glock,” but she wouldn’t give it to him, and claims Dre has sent her texts that, “caused me to feel afraid and extremely uneasy.”
Mrs Young also alleges that Dre agreed to go to counselling and stop drinking to patch up their relationship, but did not follow up on the promises. The couple have three grown kids.
Mrs Young is being repped in the case by LA power lawyer Samantha Spector, while Dre’s lawyer is another celebrity go-to, Laura Wasser.
This story originally appeared on the New York Post and has been reproduced here with permission