It seems the divorce between Dr. Dre and his estranged wife, Nicole Young has taken a turn for the worse.
According to TMZ, the hip-hop mogul’s estranged wife has filed a lawsuit accusing him of hiding valuable assets.
Nicole claims that Dr. Dre has secretly transferred trademarks to his name and The Chronic to a solely owned holding company.
Young also alleges Dre had moved the assets prior to threatening her with divorce and shortly after he kicked her out of their home.
The statement read: “How could someone treat his partner and spouse of 24 years, who helped transform him into a legitimate and respected business person as well as the devoted and hardworking mother of his three children with such indifference and misogyny, in disregard of her legal rights?
“These valuable trademarks were filed during Andre’s marriage to Nicole, which coincided with Andre’s years of rising success in the music industry.”
Sources close to Dre told TMZ that Young is not entitled to joint ownership of the aforementioned trademarks, pointing out that the rapper has used his stage name 1980s, and released his debut album, The Chronic, about four years before their marriage.
An insider who denied Young’s allegations told the news outlet: “It’s the act of a desperate woman who finally realized that the iron-clad prenup she signed doesn’t win her the lottery, In their 26 years together, there has never been any hint or claim of threatened or actual physical violence and the insinuation is an insult to actual victims of domestic abuse.”