Dr. Dre is in trouble with the law again. According to the New York Daily News, the hip hop legend might be headed to court again. His former housekeeper, Raquel Sagustume, has decided to file a civil suit against the rapper. The civil suit was filed in a Los Angeles court.
According to Sagustume, Dr. Dre dismissed her from her services in an unfair way and now she’s seeking some major compensation for damages. According to the report, Dr. Dre paid his former housekeeper an estimated $1,800 a week for her services.
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According to his former housekeeper, Dr. Dre decided to fire her after she was hospitalized and unable to work. The housekeeper was hospitalized due to health reasons that were unpreventable. Here’s where the plot thickens — according to the housekeeper, she said that these health problems started when she began to work for Dr. Dre.
Sagustume said she was harassed so badly that she became ill. She claims that two other staffers of Dr. Dre’s bullied her, which caused her physical and emotional pain on her body. Although Dr. Dre didn’t bully Sagustume, the suit claims that Dr. Dre, along with his wife Nicole Young, are both responsible because the distress happened on the property and neither one of them did anything in their power to prevent it from happening, or stopping it after the fact.
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So far, Dr. Dre hasn’t said anything in regards to the suit, but as it turns out, this isn’t his only troubles as of late. After the N.W.A. biopic painted Dr. Dre as a saint, Dee Barnes has come out to speak against Dr. Dre and his abusive ways, which wasn’t addressed in the critically praised film Straight Outta Compton.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Barnes spoke about the 1991 attack, which took place during a party. A former host of the show Pump It Up, Barnes went on to say that it was during the time where N.W.A. was breaking up and she facilitated heated interviews between members. Barnes recalls a “traumatic” night where Dr. Dre grabbed her by her hair and beat her head into a wall. He then dragged her into the women’s room, until he was interrupted by someone who pulled him off of Barnes.
Despite having been hospitalized because of the beating, Barnes had to return to work shortly after the incident. Those good friends she made were nowhere to be found after the Dr. Dre beating as the other members of N.W.A. didn’t come to her defense afterward. She claims that the assault left her suffering from horrific migraines for 24 years, but despite all of this she has moved forward.
Dee Brown isn’t the only woman that suffered abuse at the hands of Dr. Dre. Singer Tairrie B, who formerly shared a record label with Dr. Dre, was punched in the face by Dre back in 1990.
Due to these claims making their way back in the headlines, Dr. Dre released an apology to his accusers. “Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I’ve been married for 19 years and every day I’m working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I’m doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again.”
He continued, “I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.”
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