Dr. Dre threatens to summon wedding guests in Nicole Young divorce trial

Dr. Dre threatens to summon wedding guests in Nicole Young divorce trial

11/19/2020

Well, at least they’d be able to thank them for the gifts in person.

As part of Dr. Dre and wife Nicole Young’s ongoing and bitter divorce, the music mogul has threatened to summon every guest from their 1996 wedding to prove Young wasn’t coerced into signing a prenup, according to the Daily Mail.

Dre, 55, and Young, 50, married in an intimate ceremony in Hawaii on May 25, 1996. Little information about the pair’s wedding — including the guest list, and whether it included, for example, Dre’s frequent collaborator Snoop Dogg — is available, but the Daily Mail puts the total number of guests at 15 to 20.

Young is claiming that she was “coerced” into signing a prenuptial agreement prior to their wedding but that Dre tore it up after their marriage “in a romantic gesture of love for her,” as the Mail puts it.

In court documents obtained by the Mail, Dre said he would like Young to “identify by name and most current known address and telephone numbers of all persons who attended” their wedding. His lawyer, high-powered LA attorney Laura Wasser — who has also represented Angelina Jolie and Kim Kardashian — suggested that the guests are “potential witnesses regarding [Young’s] claim of duress.”

Dre and Young’s split has grown increasingly turbulent since she filed for divorce in late June. Her initial filing made no mention of a prenup and subsequently painted Dre as an allegedly abusive control freak.

The amount of money at stake in the pair’s split is staggering: Estimates of Dre’s net worth range from $800 million to $1 billion, and a September filing from Young indicated that she was seeking nearly $2 million per month in spousal support, as well as $5 million in legal fees. Young does not work, but claims she “played an important role” in Dre’s career, which included being “integral” to the naming of his record label, Aftermath.

She then filed a separate lawsuit claiming that she co-owns the trademark to his name, along with that of his iconic 1992 record, “The Chronic,” though in 2016, Snoop Dogg told Seth Rogen that the slang term for high-potency marijuana came from a malapropism of “hydroponic.”

Dre puts the date of their split as March 27, 2020; Young alleges that he forced her out of their home “on or about” April 2″ and “quickly plotted to secretly transfer their assets, to deny Nicole her equal share.”

The two are the parents of two adult children: 23-year-old son Truice and 19-year-old daughter Truly.

Earlier this year, Wasser started “It’s Over Easy,” an online divorce platform for couples seeking to split. “Every couple should have a prenuptial agreement, regardless of wealth,” she told Page Six at the time. Perhaps Dre should have been an investor.

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