Dr Dre’s estranged wife, Nicole Young is now under investigation for allegedly embezzling more than $385,000 from the rapper’s business account amid the couple’s $1billion divorce.
TMZ reported on Tuesday that Dr. Dre’s business partner, Larry Chatman, filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department claiming that Young withdrew $385,000 from the business account without authorization.
Young had earlier claimed in proceedings that she was entitled to the money since she was a trustee of the account. But Chatman’s attorneys, however, claimed that her name was removed after the first withdrawal, meaning she had no legal access to the funds.
Chatman believes Young stole this money and embezzled the cash with the Los Angeles Police Department now looking into these allegations.
Last month, Dr. Dre and his legal team sent communications to Young and her team demanding the money be put back into the account immediately or she would face legal action.
Young’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman called the move ‘a clear attempt to smear Nicole’s name,’ telling TMZ she was authorized to withdraw the cash amid the marital split.
If Young is brought up on charges, then she could be facing time for embezzlement.
Nicole Young filed for divorce from the rapper after 24 years of marriage in June. The splitting couple have two adult children together: son Truice and daughter Truly.