Dr. Dre has requested that a five day trial should explore the validity of the prenuptial agreement between himself and estranged wife Nicole Young as their bitter divorce rumbles on.
The hip hop music producer is locked in a bitter divorce with Nicole. At the heart of their dispute is the document they signed before they tied the knot in May 1996.
The ‘I need a Doctor’ hit maker has denied tearing the documents and ever pressuring Nicole to sign them. He also pointed out a clause within the agreement that stated any alterations must be in writing.
In a bid to resolve the issue, the rapper’s lawyer has filed an application asking for a five day trial to rule on the validity of the document.
TMZ reported that Dre opted to remove the case from the courts and have a private judge handle their divorce, but Nicole rejected this and wants the case done the traditional way.
In January Dre agreed to pay Nicole, $2 million in temporary spousal support which was expected to cover her up until the 14th of April, when another hearing will take place.
The money would cover Nicole’s legal fees, living expenses and other costs but would not cover for her security bills.
Nicole had initially asked for more than $2 million but Dre’s lawyer disputed that telling the courts that the rapper has been voluntarily paying all of Nicole’s expenses since their split.
Nicole also demanded $4 million in legal fees but Dre said he had already paid over $1 million of that on a voluntary basis, even though the divorce documents weren’t even filed until June last year.
He also denied emotional and physical abuse allegations leveled against him by Nicole.
Though Nicole was a stay at home mom, she claims she has played an important role in Dre’s career, which included being ‘integral’ to the naming of his record label, Aftermath.
She also filed another lawsuit claiming that she co-owns the trademark to her ex-husband’s name, along with that of his 1992 album, ‘the Chronic.’