Beats boss Dr Dre has been ordered to pay his estranged wife Nicole Young $293,000 in spousal support a month — as well as cover her security costs and maintain her two homes.
Legal papers obtained by DailyMail.com also reveal that the temporary settlement will last until the couple agree on a permanent settlement.
A source told DailyMail.com that the total amount — which combines spousal alimony with the maintenance costs of Nicole’s homes in Malibu and Pacific Palisades — is nearly $5 million a year.
The rapper, 55, and Nicole, 50, have been fighting over their billion-dollar fortune since June 2020, when she filed for divorce.
Legal: Dr. Dre was ordered to pay $293,306 in monthly spousal support to estranged wife Nicole Young, beginning Aug. 1 amid their bitter divorce battle; seen in 2017
During the bitter divorce battle, Nicole accused the Aftermath mogul of being an abusive husband and cheating on her repeatedly during their marriage.
Dre has denied the claims.
The new verdict, handed down on Tuesday, will come into effect in August and will become permanent if the couple disagree.
The development is the latest in a string of wins for Nicole, who was declared legally divorced in May — despite ongoing asset bickering.
In April, Dre was forced to admit Nicole into his Crestwood Hills home to allow her to retrieve her belongings after barring her from entry since the couple’s split.
Nicole, who currently lives in the former couple’s Malibu mansion, was furious after seeing posts on social media that Dre’s alleged mistresses had shot and used her belongings in her bathroom.
At the same time, the judge ruled that Dre’s alleged mistresses Crystal Rogers, Kili Anderson and Jillian Spears will have to make statements about their alleged relationship with the rapper and his financial support to them.
Not great: The former couple — who have two grown children together — had been embroiled in a battle over finances since they went their separate ways in June 2020, and now a Los Angeles Supreme Court judge issued a temporary injunction that the 56- year-old producer has to pay Young nearly $300,000 each month; seen in 2018
Documents: New verdict, handed down Tuesday, will come into effect in August and will become permanent if couple disagree
Big time: A source told DailyMail.com that the total amount — which combines spousal alimony with the maintenance costs of Nicole’s homes in Malibu and Pacific Palisades — is nearly $5 million a year
The trio had all filed to quash subpoenas issued to them that would have forced them to testify under oath about their alleged affairs with Dre.
With a win for Nicole, all three were told to talk.
The multi-million dollar award in spousal alimony ends the latest chapter in the bitter divorce drama in which the couple has so far argued over finances, trade allegations of abuse and fraud, and disputed the existence of their prenuptial agreement.
The procedure was briefly interrupted in January after Dre spent a week in hospital with a brain aneurysm, but has now resumed.
Dre has denied the abuse allegations, stressing in the documents filed in January that “I did not abuse Nicole at any time or threaten her physical safety” during their 24-year marriage.
But in a counter-charge, Nicole labeled Dre’s statements as “blatant lies.”
One more step: The multi-million dollar spousal support ends the latest chapter in the bitter divorce drama in which the couple has so far feuded over finances, trade allegations of abuse and fraud, and disputed the existence of their prenuptial agreement; seen in 2018
“I explained in excruciating and painful detail the abuse Andre committed against me during our more than 25-year relationship,” she said.
She added: “Andre held a gun to my head twice, on January 8, 2000 and November 20, 2001,” she claimed. Andre hit me on the head/face twice, in 1999 and on January 8, 2000.
“Andre kicked in the door of a bedroom I hid from his anger in 2016,” she added. “Andre has verbally and emotionally decimated my personality to such an extent that I am currently suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.”
Young admitted that Dre was right when he also claimed in his statement that the police were never called to their home during their marriage.
But she noted, “Andre remarkably forgets that the police were called in about September 1995, shortly before our wedding, after he threw me against a wall and lifted me by the neck off the floor.
“During our marriage, I considered calling the police several times, but as I got deeper into the abusive relationship, my fear of Andre outweighed the confidence I had that the police could help me.”
She concluded: ‘It is misleading, abhorrent and insulting for Andre to suggest that I have not been abused because, as a victim of relentless abuse and isolation, I have not simultaneously recorded and maintained the abuse inflicted on me.
“It is widely known and accepted that most victims of domestic violence have no documentary evidence of their abuse.”