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“Straight Outta Compton” ruled the box office for a second straight weekend, and there’s no competition in sight. The movie has earned more than $111 million in domestic box office and is closing in on “Eight Mile” (at $116 million, the highest grossing rap movie) and has a good chance to beat “Scary Movie” ($157 million) and become the highest grossing movie directed by an African American. has drawn fresh attention to Dr. Dre and his violence against women, even though “Straight Outta Compton” makes no mention of that part of his life or of a particularly ugly incident that happened at the height of the group’s fame. But the attempt to ignore the past and focus attention on the movie and on “Compton,” Dr. Dre’s first solo album in 15 years, has backfired. By the end of last week, Dr. Dre released a statement apologizing to “women I’ve hurt” without being more specific.

Dr. and one of the most influential music producers of his generation. He became a billionaire after the sale of his headphones brand, Beats By Dre, to Apple last year. He has worked with the biggest names in hip hop: Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and many others.

But Dr. Dre has a history of abusing women. In 1991, he severely beat Dee Barnes, the host of “Pump It Up!” a hip hop show on Fox, at a party in front of numerous witnesses. Times:

“He picked me up by my hair and my ear and smashed my face and body into the wall. . Next thing I know, I’m down on the ground and he’s kicking me in the ribs and stamping on my fingers. members, MC Ren and Easy E, said at the time that Barnes “deserved it” and “had it coming.” Dr. Dre said “it ain’t no big thing I just threw her through a door.”

One of Dr. Dre’s bodyguards reportedly prevented bystanders from intervening and helping Barnes. Dr. Dre pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery and settled with Barnes out of court. As time went by, he began to deny that anything violent occurred, according to Gawker.

Dr. Dre repeatedly beat his former girlfriend,
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singer Michel’le, and once punched a woman, rapper Tarrie B, after she recorded a track critical of him, the women told The New York Times. Michel’le, who has a son with Dr. Dre, has spoken publicly about his abuse in the past but hasn’t received much attention.

“”I’ve been talking about my abuse for many, many years, but it has not gotten any ears until now,” she said.

Michel’le told the Times Dr. Dre often hit her with a closed fist and left her with “black eyes, a cracked rib, and scars.”

In his statement, Dr. Dre appeared to blame alcohol and youth for his actions:

“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.”

Apple, where Dr. Dre is a consultant, also issued a statement saying the company “believed in his sincerity” and “that he has changed.”

Dr. Dre is now 50 and was a producer of “Straight Outta Compton.” “Compton,” his new album, has been widely criticized for misogynistic lyrics. One track, “Medicine Man,” a collaboration with Eminem,
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has an extremely offensive comment about rape.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. There is no conflict of interest for LeBron James when it comes to Monday night’s college football National Championship.

He’s pulling for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Nike be damned.

“I’m picking them, and obviously I got my guys in Portland taking Oregon,” James said Sunday in Sacramento, where the Cavaliers will play the Sacramento Kings. James, who will miss eighth consecutive game recovering from nagging injuries, was referring to Nike with which he’s had a long, lucrative marketing partnership.

Phil Knight, founder of Nike, is an Oregon alum and mega financial contributor to the university’s athletic department. Nike famously supplies Oregon’s expansive and unique uniform combinations for each game (full disclosure: Nike also makes Ohio State’s uniform).

“It is what it is,” James said with a laugh. “Nike versus the Buckeyes. That’s what we call it.”

James is nowhere near the level of Knight when it comes financial support for Ohio State USA Today reported that Knight had donated more than $300 million to Oregon but the Akron native is nevertheless a huge Buckeye fan. He spoke at length Sunday with the Northeast Ohio Media Group about his fandom.

To show his support and appreciation for Ohio State’s trip to Dallas for the national title game, James facilitated new Beats by Dre headphones (another sponsor of his) for all the Buckeyes players that were waiting for them when they returned to their hotel rooms Saturday.

A message was posted on Ohio State coach Urban Meyer’s Twitter account on Saturday, thanking James for the headphones. Ohio State officials say that the gift was not a violation of improper benefits to athletes. AP photo

“I had to make sure I got the clearance from the athletic director, got the clearance from everybody before I did that, made sure I wasn’t breaking any rules,” James said. “You know how the NCAA is.”

In an interview, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said James’ representatives spoke with university compliance officials to ensure the donation didn’t violate NCAA rules.

James’ participation in Ohio State nation is well known.

He attends games most recently Ohio State’s lone loss of the year, in September at home against Virginia Tech. It is not immediately clear if James will attend the national championship.

James has a locker inside the Ohio State men’s basketball dressing room, and has said on numerous occasions that had he gone to college instead of jumping directly to the NBA Columbus would’ve likely been his destination.

He often live Tweets Buckeye football games, perhaps most notably during Ohio State’s 42 35 win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

“Anytime any (Buckeye player) shows out in a game, or they play well, they pretty much hear from me on social media,” James said. “I loved their colors when I was growing up. And it’s just everybody always enjoyed the Buckeyes. It was Joey Galloway, and Antoine Winfield, being from Akron, Ohio, he went there, and Eddie George. The list goes on and on, guys that we kind of watched growing up. It just made sense for all of us.”

James said George and Winfield were probably his two favorite Buckeyes, historically. He said he doesn’t know any of the current Ohio State football players personally, outside of injured quarterback Braxton Miller (sorry, no insight on whether Miller will stay in Columbus or transfer). He has a “really, really good, if not great” relationship with Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer.

“I know his family,” James said of Meyer. “This year has just shown why he was the man for the job. For him to be able to, I don’t see no university in America to be able to go through three quarterbacks and still be able to play for the national championship.”

James also has relationships Smith and basketball coach Thad Matta, and said he was “thankful” and “kind of shocked” when the two called him years ago to tell him they wanted to build a locker for him on campus.

Smith said James is “responsive” when Ohio State asks him to help.

“He’s spoken to our football team, spoken to our basketball team,” Smith said. “When we need something, if we need him to encourage our kids, he’ll do that. We don’t ask him to do a lot. Speaking to our two teams phenomenal. A lot of the things, he does, he initiates.”
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