Dr. Dre refuses to be depicted as a woman beater and is threatening to sue Sony Pictures ahead of the release of Lifetime’s “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le”.
The new television movie follows the rapper’s explosive six-year relationship with “R&B Divas: Los Angeles” star Michel’le Toussaint in the late 80s and early 90s.
According to TMZ, the rapper’s legal team has issued a cease-and-desist letter to Sony, threatening to sue the studio if the movie airs as planned. The film is said to depict Dr. Dre as a rapper who often displays violent behaviour.
Dr. Dre admits to dating Michel’le three decades ago, however, denies ever beating her and claims that evidence does not exist to support Lifetime’s claims.
The trailer for the film sees Dr. Dre’s character pulling Michel’le’s hair, punching her in the face, strangling her by the neck and pointing a gun at her.
Outrage ensued following the release of “Straight Outta Compton”, which failed to address the mogul’s past allegations of abuse. The backlash pushed the star to issue a public apology to “the women [he] hurt” but did not include specific names.