Who is Lisa Johnson and when did she end her relationship with Dr Dre?
Dr Dre, the music mogul, is not financially supporting his estranged eldest daughter, 38, who is reportedly living out of her car after complaining about him to the media.
Here’s more information on LaTanya Young’s mother, Lisa, who dated the musician as a teen, before he rose to fame as a rapper and record producer.
What is Lisa Johnson’s background?
Lisa Johnson began dating Andre Young – later known as Dr Dre – when she was 14 years old.
She grew up in South Central Los Angeles and later relocated to the city’s west side.
According to Ben Westhoff’s book, Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap, “her father was no longer in the picture and her brother had been killed in gang violence.”
“Andre seduced her when she was in ninth grade, she said, but their relationship was fraught from the start,” Westhoff continues.
Because Johnson’s mother believed she was too young to date, the pair skipped school to meet secretly.”
When did she break up with Dr Dre?
Lisa Johnson, now 53, and the rap legend, now 55, divorced in the late 1980s, when their eldest daughter, LaTanya, was five.
Is she the mother of Dr Dre’s children?
Lisa Johnson had three daughters with Dr Dre.
LaTanya was born in 1983, LaToya in 1984, and Ashley Young was born in November 1985.
According to the Original Gangstas book, Johnson became pregnant with LaTanya while in tenth grade at Fremont, and her enraged mother threw her out of the house.
She gave birth to their first daughter at the age of 15, while Young was still 17 years old.
“At the time, he was a very proud father,” Johnson recalled.
On May 29, 1985, Judge Pro Tem Lee B. Ragins ordered Young to stay at least 100 yards away from Johnson and to pay $200 in child support for each girl, according to the Original Gangstas book.
This was in response to an allegation that he “hit me in the mouth and busted my lip,” according to a police document.
Johnson never filed any criminal charges against him, and thus her allegations “were never adjudicated in court,” according to Westhoff’s book.
However, the book notes that her aunt assisted her in obtaining a combined child support and domestic violence restraining order.
According to Westhoff, Johnson claimed that “he beat her a bunch of times in the ’80s while they were together… and I was able to locate court documents to support this.”
Additionally, I spoke with an eyewitness to one of the beatings, who happened to be her aunt.”
According to the writer, the court records were so old that they were on microfiche, which explains why these cases were never publicized.
According to reports, Dr Dre has denied the allegations.
He admitted to Rolling Stone that he had made some “horrible mistakes” throughout his life while “young [and] stupid.”
Dr Dre continued: “Those are some of the things I wish I could reclaim. It was truly messed up. However, I paid the price for my errors.”
And he explained to The New York Times: “Twenty-five years ago, I was a young man who drank too much and was in over my head, with no real structure in my life.” “
None of this, however, is an excuse for what I did.
“I’ve been married for 19 years and I’m constantly striving to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. “I’m doing everything I can to avoid ever resembling that man again “I’d like to apologize to the women I’ve harmed. I deeply regret what I did and am aware that it will have a lasting effect on all of our lives.”
According to Westhoff, Johnson did not pay child support and continued to contact me.”
Additionally, she stated that he did not contribute financially to the children’s upbringing until he was compelled to do so by a court in the 1990s, long after he achieved mainstream success with N.W.A and as a solo artist.
The rap legend is the father of six children by a variety of women.
LaTanya Young, his eldest daughter, claims she has not seen her father in 18 years.
She has also claimed that she is living out of her car at the age of 38, despite pleading for assistance from her father, who is worth approximately $820 million.
Her father has not yet publicly addressed her allegations.
However, according to DailyMail.com, the rapper’s lawyer has reportedly informed her that because she has previously complained to the media about her father, he will not give her additional money.
LaTanya is currently a single mother of four living in California. She works for food delivery services and in a warehouse.