Dr. Dre has been on a winning streak. He’s on the top of the Forbes list, and the movieStraight Outta Compton reigned in the box office as well as the soundtrack which he produced. Which is no surprise that his troubled past is haunting him in the midst of all this success. The biopic omitted Dre’s alleged assaults on women including former journalistDee Barnes, however, it is said that the assault was included in the original script.
Dr. Dre addressed the issue in the following statement released to the New York Times:
He also addressed the issue in his Rolling Stone cover story with Ice Cube saying:
Apple also decided to back up their consultant with the following statement:
The women at the center of the allegations are hip-hop journalist Dee Barnes, Michel’le, an R&B singer and Dr. Dre’s former girlfriend, and Tairrie B, a onetime label mate, have all come together to tell their stories with the help of social media. Barnes argues that her coming out after the release of Straight Outta Compton isn’t opportunistic and the N.W.A members are the ones who brought up the past with the film.
The women have yet to respond to Dr. Dre’s apology. Stay tuned for any updates on this story.