American music producer, Dr. Dre was served with divorce papers while laying his grandmother to rest in Los Angeles on Monday, October 18.
Dr. Dre is in the midst of a contentious divorce from Nicole Young that has garnered numerous headlines since the papers were first filed. Things were bitter before, and they may have just ratcheted up a notch further.
TMZ reported that a process server for the music producer’s ex-wife attempted to serve him with legal documents in the divorce while at the cemetery. Though the claim is disputed, sources however told the publication that Dr. Dre was standing graveside next to his grandmother’s casket when the process service first attempted to give him the papers.
It is unknown what transpired in the interim but sources close to Nicole Young say that Dre was in fact served in the cemetery’s parking lot after the burial.
Dre refused to take the documents and was understandably furious. Source for the opposing parties disagrees on exactly how service was achieved. Dr. Dre’s sources are saying the process server dropped the papers at the gravesite. Nicole Young’s source disputes this and says the papers were dropped in the parking lot of the Los Angeles cemetery.
The papers involved payment of Nicole’s attorney’s fees. There’s a dispute over how much he was supposed to pay. The music mogul has already paid $325,433.
The judge had earlier signed an order that he owed a total of $1,550,000. Dre believes that amount is in error and he paid the full fee. Nicole says the order is clear, and that her ex-husband owes a balance of $1,224,567. The legal docs that were served included the judge’s final order of $1,550,000.