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There's Something Missing From New Movie That One Woman Claims Was Simply ‘Too Ugly for a General Audience’

"Oh my god. He's trying to kill me."

A former TV personality who says that she was once friends with Dr. Dre, Eazy-E and Ice Cube, claims that there's something major missing from "Straight Outta Compton," the new biopic about the gangsta rap group N.W.A.: the alleged abuse perpetuated at the hands of rapper Dr. Dre.

Dee Barnes, a journalist and musician, claims that she was beaten by Andre Romelle Young, whose stage name is Dr. Dre, during a party in 1991, and accused the rapper of also abusing his then-girlfriend Michel'le, detailing these claims, among others, in a piece for Gawker.

The altercation between Dr. Dre and Barnes reportedly unfolded on January 27, 1991, after Dr. Dre was allegedly enraged by a segment that Barnes aired on her Fox show called "Pump It Up!" that he interpreted as being insulting to him and his group mates.

In previous interviews about the attack, Barnes said that Dr. Dre attempted to throw her down a flight of stairs, kicked her, stepped on her hand and bashed her head against a wall. Here's how Rolling Stone once described the alleged attack, citing a 1991 statement from Barnes:

According to a statement issued by Barnes, Dre picked her up and "began slamming her face and the right side of her body repeatedly against a wall near the stairway" as his bodyguard held off the crowd. After Dre tried to throw her down the stairs and failed, he began kicking her in the ribs and hands. She escaped and ran into the women's restroom. Dre followed her and "grabbed her from behind by the hair and proceeded to punch her in the back of the head." Finally, Dre and his bodyguard ran from the building.

A quote attributed to Dr. Dre in the 1991 report seems to indicate that he, among other members of N.W.A., did anything but flatly deny the attack.

"People talk all this sh*t, but you know, somebody f***s with me, I'm gonna f*** with them. I just did it, you know," he said. "Ain't nothing you can do now by talking about it. Besides, it ain't no big thing – I just threw her through a door."

Dr. Dre pleaded no contest to assault charges and a civil lawsuit was settled outside of court, Gawker reported.

Twenty four years later, Barnes agreed to watch "Straight Outta Compton" and then pen a reflective piece for Gawker. In it, she held little back about what she felt was missing from the movie: mainly, the attack that she said was simply glossed over.

"Dr. Dre straddled me and beat me mercilessly on the floor of the women’s restroom at the Po Na Na Souk nightclub in 1991," she wrote. "That event isn’t depicted in 'Straight Outta Compton,' but I don’t think it should have been, either. The truth is too ugly for a general audience."

Barnes said that she didn't want to see depictions of her or Michel’le getting beat up, but she wrote that "what should have been addressed is that it occurred."

"When I was sitting there in the theater, and the movie’s timeline skipped by my attack without a glance, I was like, 'Uhhh, what happened?'" she said. "Like many of the women that knew and worked with N.W.A., I found myself a casualty of 'Straight Outta Compton’s' revisionist history."

Barnes recalled what allegedly happened in 1991 inside the women's bathroom at Po Na Na Souk nightclub, where she claims Dr. Dre tried to choke her as she thought, "Oh my god. He's trying to kill me."

In addition to claiming that she was blacklisted and that no one wants to work with her for fear of impacting their relationship with Dr. Dre, Barnes said that she still has migraines in the same spot that her head was purportedly smashed during the attack. Read the entire story here.

Michel'le also recently spoke out about the alleged abuse she faced at the hands of Dr. Dre, expressing that she isn't surprised that she wasn't depicted in "Straight Outta Compton."

"I was just a quiet girlfriend who got beat on and told to sit down and shut up," she said.

 (H/T: Gawker)

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