Dr. Dre Abused Pregnant Woman in the 1980s According to ‘Original Gangstas’ Author [VIDEO]
Dr. Dre’s past of alleged domestic abuse continues to haunt him as another claim has surfaced by a noted author. Journalist Ben Westhoff recently revealed that back in the 1980s, the hip-hop producer allegedly hit one of his baby mothers while she was pregnant.
In an interview with the Murder Master Music Show, Westhoff details information that he gathered for his latest book, Original Gangstas, where Dre allegedly victimized Lisa Johnson, the mother of his daughter La Tanya Danielle Young. Westhoff tracked down Johnson and she told the author that Dre beat her throughout their relationship, including while she was pregnant, prior to him becoming famous with N.W.A.
"Straight Outta Compton doesn’t have anything about Dr. Dre’s abuse of women. There are four women who have accused Dr. Dre of beating them up," Westhoff told Murder Master Music Show. "I discovered one for my book who has never been talked about before...her name is Lisa Johnson and she says he beat her a bunch of times in the '80s when they were together including while she was pregnant, and I was able to find court documents to back this up. I also talked to an eyewitness to one of the beatings, who was her aunt."
Westhoff says that Dre and his legal team have threatened to sue him for information uncovered in his book. The veteran journalist said that he put Dre's past domestic abuse case in the book because he had court documents to prove it.
Dr. Dre's alleged abusive behavior was explored in the Lifetime movie, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le. The film show Dre abusing the singer - who was his girlfriend at the time - inside their home, at the studio and even tormenting her while she was sleeping. Some fans were so upset by the violent scenes in the movie that they boycotted Beats by Dre headphones.
In a 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, Dre —who grew up in an abusive household himself— finally spoke about his past.
“I made some f---ing horrible mistakes in my life. I was young, f---ing stupid," he said. "I would say all the allegations aren’t true—some of them are. Those are some of the things that I would like to take back. It was really f*cked up. But I paid for those mistakes, and there’s no way in hell that I will ever make another mistake like that again.”
Watch Ben Westhoff's video above and below and get the real story on Dr. Dre.