A company Dr Dre and his jointly founded ex-wife is accusing her of draining her main corporate account and even criminal embezzlement … just the latest sign of how bad this divorce is.
TMZ received a letter that she was fired at Nicole Young by attorneys at the Record One recording studio, which Dre and Nicole founded in 2015. Record One is run by an LLC, and Dre, Nicole and a guy named Larry Chatman are the officers.
The letter launches directly into Nicole’s wrongdoing allegations, claiming that she “decimated” the company’s bank account last month to the tune of $ 363,571.85. Lawyer Ed McPherson, representing the LLC that operates Record One, attached the check Nicole wrote to herself.
The letter accuses Nicole of “blatant and unjustifiable criminal embezzlement of company funds”, as well as violation of her fiduciary duties.
Dre and his other partner ask Nicole to return the money they claim they stole within a week of Tuesday … otherwise, the lawyers say they will sue her.
Remember, Nicole alone accused Dre of theft of assets … which our Dre sources call BS. Nicole also claims that the prenup she signed was under duress and Dre changed her mind a few years after the wedding and torn. Again, we are told that Dre calls BS.
Nicole’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman, he tells TMZ, “This is just a low-grade public relations gimmick by Andre and his team to try to change the fact that he was caught red-handed and sued for trying to trick Nicole from community ownership to which he right. There is no doubt that Nicole had the legal right to take this action and Andre’s team is well aware of this fact. Any suggestion that she did something unpleasant is absurd and pathetic. “