Business partner accuses Dr Dre’s estranged wife of grand theft
A business associate of Dr Dre, Larry Chatman, is accusing the music mogul’s estranged wife of grand theft, claiming she emptied the coffers of a company he founded with the Beats Electronics boss.
In a letter reportedly written to the legendary beatmaker’s estranged wife, attorney Ed McPherson who represents Record One, alleged that Nicole “decimated” the company’s business bank account last month of $363,571.85.
The outlet has also obtained an image of a check written to Nicole, dated for Aug. 27, in the amount of $353,571.85.
She later on wrote another check for herself for an additional $30,000.
Young’s lawyer Bryan Freedman dismissed the latest allegations as a mere smear campaign.
‘As people are well aware, banks do not give out money to people who are not authorized to receive it,’ Freedman told TMZ.
In a previous statement, the attorney described the allegations as a poor PR stunt initiated by Dre’s legal representatives after he had been caught hiding assets from his want away wife.
“This is just a low-grade PR stunt by Andre and his team to try to change the fact that he was caught red-handed and sued for trying to cheat Nicole out of community property to which she is entitled,” Young’s attorney Bryan Freedman said in a statement to TMZ.
“There is no question that Nicole had both the contractual and the legal right to have taken this action and Andre’s team is well aware of this fact,” the lawyer continued. “Any suggestion she did something untoward is preposterous and pathetic.”
Young filed for divorce from the Beats Electronics founder in June, citing irreconcilable differences after 24 years of marriage.
The couple has two children, son Truice, 23, and daughter Truly, 19 while the Death Row founder has four other children from previous relationships.