Personal Narrative: Misogynistic Abuse In My Life

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Amid the rocking success of Straight Outta Compton, decades old accusations of misogynistic abuse against the co-producer of the movie Dr. Dre aka Andre Young resurfaced again, for which Young has issued a formal apology.

"Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I 've been married for 19 years and every day I 'm working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I 'm doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again," the former rapper told The New York Times.

This year proved to be a very successful one for him, with the release of his biopic on hip-hop group, N.W.A., Straight Outta
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Barnes had issued a statement at the time, saying that he punched her head and began, "slamming her face and the right side of her body repeatedly against a wall."

She wrote on Gawker, "My life changed that night. I suffer from horrific migraines that started only after the attack. When I get migraines, my head does ring and it hurts, exactly in the same spot every time where he smashed my head against the wall."

Following the release of the movie and the criticism that N.W.A. biopic leaves out the history of abused women, many of the domestic abuse victims are speaking up of the past, and alleging that their stories are left out of the movie.

In a separate interview with VLAD TV, Dr. Dre 's ex-fiancée, Michel 'le Toussaint, an R&B singer and songwriter, said, "I was just a quiet girlfriend who got beat up and told to sit down and shut up."

Singer Michel 'le accused him of physical abuse when they were together as a couple, but took no steps to initiate legal action.

Speaking to The Times she said, "I 've been talking about my abuse for many, many years, but it has not gotten any ears until now."

Michel 'le said Young often hit her with his fists which would leave her with "black eyes, a cracked rib and scars." She added she never levelled any charges against him because, "we don 't get that kind of education in my
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Another woman Tarrie Murphy also charged him for punching her in face at a Grammy 's party in 1990 for recording a track slighting him.

Dr. Dre apologized for those instances, taking full responsibility for his actions in the statement, "I apologize to the women I 've hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives," he said.

He currently works as a consultant and radio host at Apple, to which he had also sold Beats, a music company he established, for $3 billion, making him a self-proclaimed, "first billionaire in hip-hop."

Apple issued a statement on The Times in his defense saying, "Dre has apologized for the mistakes he 's made in the past and he 's said that he 's not the same person that he was 25 years ago. We believe his sincerity and after working with him for a year and a half, we have every reason to believe that

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