Dr. Dre’s battle against his estranged wife just took a turn for the nastier.
Attorneys for the hip hop mogul have accused Nicole Young of emptying the business account of a company set up to manage Dre’s label, Record One. In documents made public Monday, Lawyer Ed McPherson accuses the 50-year-old woman of “blatant and unjustifiable criminal embezzlement of corporate funds.” As proof, McPherson says he has a copy of a $363,571 check Young wrote to herself. It’s unclear if she’s suspected of embezzling more.
For her part, Young says she did nothing wrong because she was entitled to the money. “This is just a low-grade PR stunt by Andre and his team to try to change the fact that he was caught red-handed and sued for trying to cheat Nicole out of community property to which she is entitled,” says her lawyer, Bryan Freeman. “There is no question that Nicole had both the legal right to have taken this action and Andre’s team is well aware of this fact. Any suggestion she did something untoward is preposterous and pathetic.”