Dr. Dre’s mom has been dragged into his nasty divorce from his ex-wife, Nicole Young, and was forced to sit for a deposition.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, the music mogul’s mom Verna Griffin was recently grilled under oath by Nicole and her lawyers.
The revelation came out as part of Nicole’s demand for $4 million in legal fees from Dre. She believes he should cough up the money to help her fight him in court.
In the filing, Nicole says she spent $20,250 on taking and preparing for the deposition of Verna. She also dropped another $38,250 on preparing to take the depositions of three women she believes had affairs with Dre.
As Radar previously reported, Nicole named the women: Kili Anderson, Crystal Rodgers, and Jillian Spear. For months, the women refused to sit and be grilled until a judge forced them.
Recently, Nicole rushed to court pleading with the court for help claiming she only has $1 million in her bank account. The amount is draining with her spending $42k a month on security per month. Her legal bills are also growing every day the divorce drags on.
She is asking for $551k to cover her legal fees from July 2021 through September 2021. Her request also includes an additional $3.5 million to handle prospective attorney fees from October 2021 through their expected three-week trial.
Nicole also wants an extra $215k to cover potential appellate attorney costs and $100k to hire an accountant to comb through her ex’s bank statements.
Nicole accuses Dre of hiring a team of expensive lawyers to fight her in court. She believes he is out for "revenge" and wants to starve her financially.
Back in January, Dre agreed to pay his ex $2 million in temporary spousal support until a final determination. The mogul has already been paying his ex $293k a month in support.
Recently, Nicole accused Dre of failing to pay up on $1.5 million the court ordered him to pay for her attorney. He has yet to respond to her claim in court.