Dr. Dre has opened up about his 1991 assault on television reporter Dee Barnes. The former NWA rapper has been reticent about the assault but has now spoken up to say it remains a stain on his character.
Speaking in The Defiant Ones, a new 4-part HBO series about the rise of Dre and Jimmy Iovine, the hip-hop producer said:
Barnes has previously spoken up about the attack, which saw Dre beat her and try to throw her down a flight of stairs. The assault has followed Dre around throughout his career, despite his success, as he went on:
Of course, Dee Barnes wasn’t the only woman to have suffered at the hands of Dr. Dre. He is also said to have beaten up his one-time girlfriend, the singer Michel’le, who says she was:
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