Dr. Dre’s estranged wife, Nicole Young, is suing the hip hop legend in California court, claiming that she co-owns the trademark to his name — as well as his landmark album, “The Chronic.” She further alleges in court papers that Dre “secretly” transferred the valuable trademarks to a holding company after, she claims, he kicked her out of their home earlier this year.
According to Page 6ix, LA power attorney Bryan J. Freedman is representing Nicole Young. He is currently working on the NBC working dispute by celebrities Gabrielle Union and Megyn Kelly.
Nicole’s team alleges that Dre was “caught secretly transferring valuable trademarks he owned with his wife … to a newly created asset holding company that he created and controlled after he expelled his wife from their home, and before he threatened to file divorce.”
The court documents also illustrate that “Two days after the threat, Nicole had no choice and initiated divorce proceedings. Andre’s transparent and reprehensible scheme to transfer these assets away, without Nicole’s knowledge or consent, so he could retain more for himself in a divorce from his wife of 24 years, and the mother of his three children, is an epic failure and reveals the true nature of his character, or lack thereof.”
The latest suit: “After Andre forced Nicole out of their family home on or about April 2, 2020, he quickly plotted to secretly transfer their assets, to deny Nicole her equal share.” And that “These valuable Trademarks were filed during Andre’s years married to Nicole, which coincided with Andre’s years of rising success in the music industry. The Trademarks are presumed to be community property pursuant to California Family Code Section 760. Because they were married, Nicole and Andre owned the Trademarks jointly, from the date of their first filing in 1997, and through 2013, by virtue of being community property owners.”
The filing alleges that “Andre now purports to own the Trademarks in full.”
In recent months Dr. Dre and Nicole Young have been embroiled in a heated divorce proceeding that has now taken another turn in the chapter of their lives.
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