is battling in one of the most expensive divorces of all time, this after a judge ordered him to pay attorney fees for his ex-wife that are more than $4 million!
According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, the judge in the divorce case issued a temporary order that lays out how much support Dre will have to pay his estranged wife, Nicole Young.
Besides a massive amount of spousal support, the judge ordered Dre to pay an extra $1.55 million in attorney fees.
The legendary rapper has already shelled out a payment of $2 million and two separate payments of $500,000 each in the past year.
This is getting to be very, very expensive! Why so much, you ask? Well, the judge touches on the reason behind such hefty fees, and the answer is simple… really good lawyers.
"Considering the level of the case’s complexity and the issues involved, an attorney of their level and skill is reasonably necessary."
The Order Reads
It continued, "therefore, the various hourly rates of the primary and secondary attorneys participating in this litigation are reasonable and justifiable.”
Dr. Dre is being ordered to pay all of the lawyer’s fees based on the “disparity” that exists between the two parties’ assets and income.
According to the court order, Nicole has assets totaling “approximately 39 million dollars,” and Dr. Dre has approximately “243 million dollars.”