Dr. Dre must find a new lawyer in his costly legal battle with estranged wife Nicole Young, after a judge ruled out his chosen divorce attorney Laura Wasser and his own personal lawyer Howard King.
via: Page Six
Wasser is known as one of LA’s biggest divorce attorneys, repping clients including Kim Kardashian.
But Young and her attorney argued in court papers that King had previously repped Dre and Young throughout their marriage. Wasser was “vicariously disqualified” from repping the rap mogul because she was working with King.
Young’s lawyer, Samantha Spector, had been trying to disqualify King and Wasser from the case, since Young claimed King had acted as she and Dre’s family lawyer since the couple was engaged.
The move is a major victory for Nicole and Spector — another of Tinsletown’s biggest legal names, who often faces off against Wasser.
According to a ruling seen by Page Six and filed this week in LA court, the judge ruled that Dre “is instructed to obtain counsel as soon as possible.”
Reps for Dre did not comment.
Dre is paying Young nearly $2 million in monthly temporary spousal support as their blockbuster divorce plays out. The couple has been battling over a prenup since filing for divorce last June. Nicole, 51, has painted Dre as a control freak who “forced” her to sign the prenup “under extreme duress” on their wedding day. Dre, 56, claims the prenup is legit.
Dre and Nicole were married for 24 years. But they split on March 27, 2020, according to court papers.
He is reportedly worth about $800 million.
Dre was recently hospitalized with a brain aneurism and was released in January.
Nothing but twist and turns with this divorce.