Dr. Dre can't catch a break in the courtroom.
Just 2 months after a judge ordered Dre to pay his estranged wife, Nicole Young, $300,000 per month in temporary spousal support, he is now ordered to pay an additional $1.5 million in attorney's fees.
According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, the judge presiding over Dre's divorce case has issued a temporary order covering Nicole's attorney's fees.
Besides the massive spousal support, the judge ordered Dre to pay an extra $1.55 million in attorney fees - for a total of over $4 million.
The legendary rapper has already shelled out a payment of $2 million to her lawyers. And in the past year, he made two separate payments of $500,000 each.
Dr. Dre objected to the excessive attorney's fees - which now total more than $4 million, but the judge dismissed his complaints.
The judge said Nicole's attorneys can charge exorbitant hourly rates because they are "certified family law specialists" with "significant years of experience".
"Ms. Samantha F. Spector and Lisa Helfend Meyer, certified family law specialists, have significant years of experience in family law and have extensive practical experience in complex family law matters. Considering the level of the case's complexity, and the issues involved, an attorney of their level and skill is reasonably necessary; and 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 Nicole's lawyer's fees based on the "disparity" in their assets and income.
According to the court order, Nicole has assets totaling "approximately 39 million dollars" while Dr. Dre has a net worth of approximately "243 million dollars."
The judge also ordered the estranged couple to settle out of court for permanent spousal support before the case goes to trial. Otherwise, their divorce case could end up being the most expensive in history.
Either way, it's a lose-lose situation for Dr. Dre.