Dee Barnes - Dr. Dre - Straight Outta Compton


Dee Barnes, the woman who was brutally beat by Dr. Dre in 1991, is questioning why Straight Outta Compton omitted his history of abusing women.

In a feature for Gawker, Dee recalls the day she says she thought Dr. Dre was going to kill her in the women’s restroom of the Po Na Na Souk nightclub.

“Dr. Dre straddled me and beat me mercilessly on the floor of the women’s restroom,” Dee wrote.

Dee Barnes made it very clear that she didn’t want to see a depiction of herself or Michel’le being beaten on the big screen, but it she feels it should have been acknowledged.

“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?’ 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,” Dee wrote.

Read a portion of Dee Barnes’ feature on page 2.