Dr. Dre was able to avoid having his violence against Dee Barnes depicted in Straight Outta Compton, and the super producer is hoping his team of lawyers can produce the same results in a new lifetime film.
Dre is threatening legal action against Sony Pictures if they proceed with the release the upcoming film Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Me — center around Michel’le’s relationship with both men TMZ reports.
According to the letter, Dre flatly denies ever abusing Michel’le. It makes reference to the fact that they dated around 30 years ago and she never hinted at abuse or any type of violent behavior on his part. They also say she never sought medical treatment or filed a police report.
We’re told Dre’s character in the film is extremely violent — attacking Michel’le by pulling her hair, punching her in the face and even pulling a gun on her.
After Straight Outta Compton was released , Michel’le was harsh in criticizing the film — saying that “it ignores several of N.W.A.’s own harsh realities.”
Lifetime plans to air the film on October 15.