Judge rules Dr. Dre to pay Nicole Young’s attorney fees
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Judge rules Dr. Dre to pay Nicole Young's attorney fees

Although a judge has already ruled that iconic rapper Dr. Dre must pay his estranged spouse, Nicole Young $300,000 a month in temporary spousal support, it has now been ruled that he must also pay her attorney fees.

Per legal documents revealed by The Blast, Dre is now legally required to pay the whole of Young’s attorney fees, which are in the $1.55 million region, alongside an additional $555,000 to cover any other court-related costs.

Young’s lawyers cost a whopping $1,100 an hour, and the judge has estimated that all in all, the legal fees will total around $3 million; all of which will be footed at Dre’s expense. 

The court documents read: “Ms. Samantha F. Spector and Lisa Helfend Meyer, certified family law specialists, have significant years of experience in family law and have extensive practical experience in complex family law matters.” 

They also explain that: “Considering the level of the case’s complexity, and the issues involved, an attorney of their level and skill is reasonably necessary; and therefore, the various hourly rates of the primary and secondary attorneys participating in this litigation are reasonable and justifiable.”

Page Six has also noted that the iconic rapper must also pay retroactive household expenses. These included repairs, general maintenance, insurance, gardening, taxes and security, all dating back to September 2020. At this moment in time, the Aftermath head honcho has already paid $3,812,987.

The former couple have been locked in a fraught court battle since June 2020. Young first filed for divorce from the former N.W.A. man in May 2020 citing irreconcilable differences. Additionally, she also alleges that their 24-year marriage was plagued by abuse.

Documents obtained by People claim: “Andre (Dr. Dre) has verbally and emotionally decimated my personhood to the extent that I currently suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome.”

They also explained that: “During our marriage, I considered calling the police several times; but, as I fell deeper in to the abusive relationship, my fear of Andre outweighed any confidence I had that the police could help me.” This is a developing story.

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