Dr. Dre's $1,870 Per Week Housekeeper Sues for Wrongful Termination

Dr. Dre’s former housekeeper Raquel Sagustume is suing the rapper and producer, claiming that other household staff bullied her, and that she was unfairly terminated from the $1,870 per week job after only 13 months.

The New York Daily News reports:

Sagustume said the other staffers—two female cousins—felt threatened by her skill level and unfairly delegated their own work to her, causing her physical strain and injury.

The housekeeper said she suffered “burning pain” in her neck, arms and back and eventually developed so much anxiety in the toxic work environment that she had trouble breathing during one bout of bullying and landed in the hospital.


Sagustume alleges she was not she paid for overtime, missed meals or vacation either. She also claims that because Dre and his wife, Nicole Young, did nothing to combat the bullying, they are responsible for it.

It is doubtful that—hypothetically, let’s say—paying Sagustume for overtime would have been a problem for the couple, given that Dre made $3 billion after the sale of his Beats by Dre brand to Apple.

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