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Dr Dre’s billion-dollar divorce has taken yet another turn, with the rapper’s alleged mistresses ordered to take the stand in court.
Three of Dr. Dre’s alleged mistresses have been ordered to testify in his divorce case, according to a recent ruling.
The three women — Jillian Speer, Kili Anderson and Crystal Rogers (aka Crystal Sierra) — have been fighting to stay out of the bitter divorce case. But Dre’s estranged wife, Nicole Young, won a round in court this month when it was ruled the trio can be deposed.
A lawyer for the women, Kris LeFan, previously filed a motion to quash subpoenas compelling them to testify — reportedly stating none of them has “information relevant to the enforceability” of the pre-nuptial agreement over which Dre and Nicole are battling in court.
But according to a ruling filed last week in LA Superior Court, the “discovery referee” in the case, David S. Weinberg, concluded, “each of them may have information relevant to the issue of temporary support and fees as well as the … (validity) and enforceability of the alleged premarital agreement.”
Weinberg added, “their depositions may be taken, narrowly tailored to those discrete subject matters.”
Young’s side is seeking to learn about the alleged relationships, and whether Dre lavished the women with money and gifts during the marriage.
The court also ruled that Dre and the women’s sides must pay nearly $US10,000 in sanctions — at $US2,500 apiece, court records show — since “Their resistance to this request was without substantiation.”
A previous filing by the women’s lawyer didn’t address whether they’d had affairs with Dre. But their lawyer, Kris LeFan, reportedly wrote in the papers: “Any extramarital affair would be irrelevant because California is a no-fault divorce state and in a pleading or proceeding for dissolution of marriage or legal separation of the parties … evidence of specific acts of misconduct is improper and inadmissable.”
Dre has previously vehemently denied reports about any past romantic link to Anderson, a former model behind a beauty line called Skin and Senses. Rogers co-wrote a tune that was once included on a Dre compilation album, while Speer is a singer-songwriter.
Dre and Nicole were married for 24 years. But they split on March 27, 2020, according to court papers, and Young has alleged that Dre forced her out of their home “on or about April 2″ and “quickly plotted to secretly transfer their assets, to deny Nicole her equal share.”
Dre is paying Young nearly $US2 million in monthly temporary spousal support as their blockbuster divorce plays out. The couple have been battling over a pre-nup since filing for divorce last June. Nicole, 51, has painted Dre as a control freak who “forced” her to sign the pre-nup “under extreme duress” on their wedding day. Dre, 56, claims the pre-nup is legit.
Nicole has also accused the Beats multi-millionaire in court papers of abuse that was so bad she now has “post-traumatic stress syndrome.” But Dre has strongly denied the abuse claims and fired back in his own recent legal docs that her allegations are all part of a ploy to get out of their pre-nup.
Dre is reportedly worth about $US800 million.
Nicole also alleged that Dre’s recent song lyrics were threatening to her, but she was denied a restraining order.
Nicole is being repped by power lawyer Samantha Spector. Dre’s hotshot lawyer is Laura Wasser. None of the parties commented.
Dre was recently hospitalised with a brain aneurysm and was released in January. He was subsequently seen out at LA hotspot BOA Steakhouse in February with a mystery woman.