Last we heard from her was a month ago when she took to social media to share that she had been evicted from her home and she and her children were facing homelessness. She launched a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money but during her appearance on “The Wendy Williams Show” on Thursday, she said she was still rotating between staying with a friend and renting Airbnbs, Page Six reports. So far, she has raised over $30,000.
“I had several jobs, but I couldn’t keep the rent up,” said Barnes. “The stuff I was trying to do on the side — the freelancing — that wasn’t coming through.”
She added, “I just wanted to stop the eviction.”
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When the topic of Dre comes up… Barnes drops a bombshell when she implies that the former N.W.A rapper may have sexually assaulted during their now-infamous 1991 fight at a Def Jam Records party. She recalls Dre following her into a bathroom while physically assaulting her.
Williams asks if Dre also sexually assaulted her, a teary-eyed Barnes takes a long pause before replying “I’m not comfortable talking about everything right now.”
“Your silence is speaking volumes,” Wendy says. “Dammit, man.”
Dre and Barnes, who’s now penning a book, settled out of court back in 1993 on a $22 million lawsuit that she hit him with after he was arrested and charged with assault and battery. He pleaded no contest and was fined $2,500 and sentenced to two years probation and community service.
While promoting the 2015 release of the N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” Dre apologized for his past abuses on women.
“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,” he said in a statement released to the New York Times in 2015.
“I apologize to the women I’ve hurt,” he added. “I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.”
Until her interview with Wendy, Barnes never mentioned the sexual assault during her recounting of his attack on her.