Beats boss Dr Dre has been ordered to pay his estranged wife Nicole Young $293,000 in spousal support per month – as well as covering her security costs and maintaining her two homes.
Court papers obtained by DailyMail.com also reveal that the temporary arrangement will continue until the pair agree on a permanent settlement.
A source told DailyMail.com the total amount – which combines spousal support with the maintenance costs of Nicole’s homes in Malibu and Pacific Palisades – is close to $5m a year.
The rapper, 55, and Nicole, 50, have been battling it out 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 on August 1 amid their bitter divorce battle; seen in 2017
During the bitter divorce fight, Nicole has accused the Aftermath mogul of being an abusive husband and of cheating on her repeatedly during their marriage.
Dre has denied the claims.
The new judgment, which was handed down on Tuesday, comes into effect in August and will become permanent if the pair fail to agree.
The development is the latest in a series of wins for Nicole who was declared legally divorced in May – despite ongoing wrangling over assets.
In April, Dre was forced to allow Nicole into his Crestwood Hills home to allow her to collect her possessions after denying her access since the pair’s split.
Nicole, who is currently living in the former couple’s Malibu mansion, was left enraged after seeing social media posts shot by Dre’s alleged mistresses in her bathroom and using her things.
At the same time, the judge ruled that Dre’s alleged mistresses Crystal Rogers, Kili Anderson and Jillian Spears will have to make depositions covering their alleged relationships with the rapper and his financial support of them.
Not great: The former couple — who have two adult children together — had been locked in a battle over finances since going their separate ways in June 2020, and now a Los Angeles Superior Court judge issued a temporary order that requires the 56-year-old producer to pay Young nearly $300,000 every month; seen in 2018
Documents: The new judgment, which was handed down on Tuesday, comes into effect in August and will become permanent if the pair fail to agree
Big time: A source told DailyMail.com the total amount – which combines spousal support with the maintenance costs of Nicole’s homes in Malibu and Pacific Palisades – is close to $5m 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.
In a victory for Nicole, all three were told to talk.
The multi-million dollar spousal support award ends the latest chapter in the bitter divorce drama that has so far seen the pair row over finances, trade allegations of abuse and fraud, and contest the existence of their pre-nuptial agreement.
Proceedings were briefly paused in January after Dre was hospitalized for a week with a brain aneurism but have now resumed.
Dre has denied the abuse allegations, insisting in papers filed in January that ‘at no time did I abuse Nicole or threaten her physical safety,’ during their 24-year marriage.
But in a counter-filing, Nicole blasted Dre’s statements as ‘blatant lies’.
One more step: The multi-million dollar spousal support award ends the latest chapter in the bitter divorce drama that has so far seen the pair row over finances, trade allegations of abuse and fraud, and contest the existence of their pre-nuptial agreement; seen in 2018
‘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.
She added: ‘Andre held a gun to my head on two occasions, on January 8, 2000 and November 20 2001,’ she claimed. ‘Andre has punched me in the head/face on two occasions, in 1999 and on January 8, 2000.
‘Andre kicked down the door to a bedroom in which I was hiding from his rage in 2016,’ she added. ‘Andre has verbally and emotionally decimated my personhood to the extent that I currently suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome.’
Young conceded that Dre was right when he also claimed in his declaration that the police were never called to their home during their marriage.
But she noted: ‘Andre conspicuously omits the fact that the police were called in approximately September 1995, shortly before our marriage, after he slammed me up against a wall and lifted me off the floor by my neck.
‘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.’
She concluded: ‘It is misleading, revolting and insulting for Andre to suggest that I have not been abused because, as a victim of relentless abuse and isolation, I did not create and maintain a contemporaneous record of the abuse inflicted on me.
‘It is well known and accepted that most victims of domestic violence do not have documentary evidence of their abuse.’