Dr. Dre just won a legal victory in court.
The judge rejected his estranged wife Nicole Young’s request for temporary spousal support in the amount of nearly $2 million.
The judge also rejected her request to accelerate her claim that Dr. Dre should pay an additional $5 million for her lawyer’s fees.
Nicole’s lawyers were in court this morning, telling the judge Nicole needs the $1.5 million for security because she’s been receiving death threats. The money would also go for other expenses. Some of the people commenting on the divorce have said things like, “If she dies, she dies,” and “For a small fee she can disappear.”
The judge rejected her claim, in part because she got rid of her security team that Dre was paying for. She claimed Dre was too controlling and wanted to hire security on her own. She claimed Dre threatened to fire the security if they didn’t follow his orders. The judge rejected her request, and Dre’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, told the judge Dre is still willing to pay all of Nicole’s expenses pending the divorce, including security. The judge ordered that.
Nicole’s lawyers also asked the judge to move up the hearing on their attorney’s fees — specifically, they’re asking Dre to pay $5 million in lawyer’s fees and costs for Nicole. The hearing was set for January but the lawyers wanted it held this month. The judge rejected the request.
In rejecting Nicole’s arguments, the judge noted there are serious domestic violence and custody cases he has to deal with, and this is not in the same universe. The judge did say, however, if Dre exercised control over Nicole, she could file for a restraining order.
We have a feeling this is far from over.