Drake is taking legal action against a woman who claims he got her pregnant and made false rape allegations against him.
According to TMZ, the Toronto rapper is suing Layla Lace, who he met last year during his “Boy Meets World Tour” in Manchester, England. Following one of his concerts in February 2017, they hooked up at his hotel and had consensual sex. “Layla also voluntarily and seemingly happily performed oral sex,” according to the suit.
In the lawsuit, filed by celebrity lawyer Larry Stein, Drake claims Layla was upset when Drake sent her home rather than take her on tour with him. Drake says she created a “fantasy relationship” with him and would send him text messages, saying how much she missed him.
In April 2017, she took to Instagram, claiming she was pregnant. “So I guess still in this era this is the new thing that after you tell a dude you pregnant they stop answering they phone!!!” she wrote.
She also went on SiriusXM and announced that Drake got her pregnant, and allegedly threatened to publicly leak messages from him.
In May 2017, Layla demanded money for her alleged baby and threatened Drake with defamation after TMZ ran a story saying that he had never met her. Layla reportedly refused to take a paternity test. Drake says the whole thing was a scam and there is “no credible evidence of pregnancy.”
After her failed attempt, Layla went to authorities in New York and alleged Drake had raped her during their one-night stand. Layla reportedly hired a new lawyer who demanded money or else they would make the rape complaint public.
Manchester police interviewed Drake and ultimately cleared him. However, Layla sought millions of dollars in exchange for silence.
Drake is now seeking unspecified damages for civil extortion, emotional distress, fraud, defamation, and abuse of process.