Just days before hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital with a suspected brain aneurysm, his estranged wife Nicole filed divorce documents accusing him of years of violent and emotional abuse.
The 55-year-old music tycoon – real name Andre Young – held a gun to her head, punched her in the face and slammed her against a wall, lifting her off her feet by her neck, she claimed in the court papers.
Nicole, 50 – who’s fighting in court for her share of Dre’s estimated $1 billion empire – made her shocking charges in response to her soon-to-be-ex husband’s declaration last week that ‘at no time did I abuse Nicole or threaten her physical safety,’ during their 24-year marriage.
Nicole blasted Dre’s statements as ‘blatant lies’.
‘I have explained in excruciating and painful detail the abuse that Andre has perpetrated against me over our more than 25 year-relationship,’ she said.
In the papers below she says he twice held a gun to her head and once kicked down the door of the room she was hiding in. Really horrible terrifying stuff and I believe it all.
‘During our marriage, I considered calling the police several times but, as I fell deeper into the abusive relationship, my fear of Andre outweighed any confidence I had that the police could help me.’ – so sad.