Dr. Dre and his wife are being accused of running such a tight ship in their home, they didn’t allow their staff to take proper meal and rest breaks … and now two former staffers are suing.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Ines Cornejo and Diana Brenes have joined together in a lawsuit against Dre and his wife, Nicole Young.
Cornejo says she worked for the Youngs from September 2015 through September 2018. She says her position was as a laundress — and apparently the family had a lot of laundry to do because Cornejo says she was provided only a few minutes to eat during her shift.
She also says her meal breaks were often later in her shift and were frequently interrupted or cut short entirely. Cornejo also claims she was not given rest breaks or paid for the rest breaks she was not given, as the law dictates.
Brenes, who worked as a housekeeper and cook from September 2010 to October 2017, makes similar claims.
She also claims she was not given proper meal and rest breaks and says her meal breaks were often cut short by Dre and his wife with requests to “immediately resume cooking or cleaning.”
The two are suing for failure to provide meal and rest periods, as well as several other labor violations.
They are seeking unspecified damages.
Dr. Dre and Nicole Threatt got married in 1996 and the marriage has lasted more than 20 years. They have two children: Truice Young, born in 1997 and Truly Young, born in 2001.
Nicole was previously married to NBA player Sedale Threatt, and Dre, who was also previously married, has four other children with four different women.