Dr. Dre’s and his wife, Nicole Young, are within the middle of a messy divorce after quite 20 years of marriage. Now, a corporation founded by the couple is accusing Nicole of emptying the company account without the co-owners’ permission. during a letter obtained by TMZ, attorneys for the Record One studio allege that Nicole wrote herself a check for everything of the funds within the LLC’s business account, and even attached a replica of the check for $353,571.85 made bent and signed by Nicole. Nicole was named as a trustee and signatory on the LLC’s bank account , and thus ready to write herself the check. However, attorneys for the corporate are claiming that her actions should be considered “blatant and unjustifiable criminal embezzlement of corporate funds.”
Dr. Dre and his partner Larry Chatman who co-founded the studio in 2015, are demanding that Nicole return the funds by next week, alternatively they’re promising to sue. Earlier in the week , Nicole and her legal team claimed that Dre was hiding assets of his own, allegedly creating a replacement company and transferring trademarks, which she claims to belong to both of them, including the rights to his pseudonym and “The Chronic.”
Dr. Dre’s team argues that these trademarks couldn’t possibly belong to Nicole considering they were married in 1996, years after the creation of his rapper name and therefore the release of his classic album, The Chronic.
Responding to the new accusations aimed toward Nicole, her lawyer, Bryan Freedman, issued a press release to TMZ, saying, “This is simply a low-grade PR stunt by Andre and his team to vary the very fact that he was caught red-handed and sued for trying to cheat Nicole out of the property to which she is entitled.” Commenting on the drama, 50 Cent took to Instagram to supply his book as a preventative against Dre’s current predicament, writing, “entitlement may be a mother fu*ker, Hustle harder Hustle smarter available where all books are sold.”