Dr. Dre Threatens Legal Action Over Michel’le Movie

Dr. Dre reportedly is not happy about Michel’le’s new television he’s featured in that’s set to air on Lifetime next weekend.

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According to TMZ, the veteran producer threatened legal action against Sony Pictures if the Lifetime movie, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le, depicts him as a woman beater. Dre’s attorneys fired off a cease-and-desist letter to Sony Pictures vehemently denying that he ever beat Michel’le. The lawyers claim that the couple have dated for 30 years and the singer has never sought medical treatment or filed a police report during their years together.

The Lifetime original film ― starring Rhyon Nicole Brown (Michel’le), Curtis Hamilton (Dr. Dre), Jamie Kennedy (music manager Jerry Heller) and R. Marcos Taylor reprising his “Straight Outta Compton” role as Suge Knight ― will chronicle the R&B singer’s humble beginnings during N.W.A.’s meteoric rise in the music industry to her past abusive romance with Dr. Dre. The relationship prompted a downward spiral into substance abuse for the chart-topping singer ― known for her late ‘80s hits “No More Lies” and “Something In My Heart” ― before her later turbulent relationship with Dre’s then business partner and Death Row Records co-founder, Marion “Suge” Knight. The singer-songwriter has a son with Dre and a daughter with Knight.The two during happier times

She told The Huffington Post that the omission of her involvement in the lives of Dre and company in N.W.A.’s biopic, “Straight Outta Compton opened the door for her to tell her story as a former artist on Eazy E’s Ruthless Records. Though she’s “grateful” for developing the project ― which she appears as a narrator throughout the film ― she admits, it was difficult to view her character suffer from substance and domestic abuse.

Suge Knight also threatened to sue Lifetime if the movie “defames him.”

Attorneys for Michel’le, Sony Pictures and Lifetime TV had no comment on the matter.

The Lifetime movie “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le” will air on Oct. 15 at 8PM ET.

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