Dr Dre just won a court battle … the judge in the divorce case just dismissed Nicolerequest for $ 1
.5 million to pay various expenses, including security … and the judge denied his request to expedite his claim that Dre would have to pay $ 5 million for his attorney’s fees and other costs.
Nicole’s lawyers were in court this morning, telling the judge that Nicole needs $ 1.5 million for safety because she has received death threats. The money would also go towards other expenses. Some of the people who commented on the divorce said things like “If it dies, it dies” and “For a small amount it can disappear.”
The judge denied her request, partly because she got rid of her security team that Dre was paying for. She claimed that Dre was controlling too much and wanted to take over security on her own. He claimed Dre threatened to fire security if they didn’t follow his orders. The judge denied his request and Dre’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, told the judge that Dre is still willing to pay all of Nicole’s pending divorce expenses, including security. The judge ordered it.
Nicole’s lawyers also asked the judge to increase the hearing on their lawyers’ fees – specifically, they are asking Dre to pay $ 5 million in the attorney’s fees and costs for Nicole. The hearing was scheduled for January, but the lawyers wanted it to be held this month. The judge rejected the request.
In dismissing Nicole’s arguments, the judge noted that there are serious cases of domestic violence and pre-trial detention she faces, and this isn’t in the same universe. The judge said, however, that if Dre exercised control over Nicole, he could file a restraining order.