Three former City of Detroit officials allege that rapper Dr. Dre invaded their privacy by videotaping their conversation and distributing it on DVD.
The exchange, which was recorded in 2000, confirms that former mayoral spokesman Greg Bowens, former police spokeswoman Paula Bridges, and former police Commander Gary Brown asked show producers to not show a video containing nudity during a concert at Joe Louis Arena.
Dr. Dre’s attorney, Herschel Fink argues that the conversation between the three city workers took place in an area where several people were in and out and cameras were noticeably present, therefore privacy was not to have been expected.
The defendants’, however, claim that the cameras were hidden at the time of their conversation. Dr. Dre’s attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the case, but Wayne Coutny Circuit Judge John Murphy did not rule on Friday. Murphy said that he will rule on the motion in the coming weeks, but is leaning towards letting the case proceed.