Rapper Drake has filed a lawsuit against a woman who claims he raped and got her pregnant, all in a bid to extort money from him. The woman planned a baby scam and made false rape allegations against the rapper, TMZ reports.
According to lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Drake met Layla Lace last year during his Boy Meets World Tour in Manchester, England. He says after one of his concerts in February 2017, they hooked up at his hotel where he says they had consensual sex and “Layla also voluntarily and seemingly happily performed oral sex…”
In the lawsuit, filed by celeb lawyer Larry Stein, Drake says Layla went ballistic when he sent her home rather than taking her on tour with him.
The suit goes on to allege in May 2017, Layla hired a lawyer and demanded money for her alleged baby and threatened him with defamation because TMZ posted a story saying Drake had never even met her.
The suit claims Layla refused to take a paternity test and Layla and her lawyer went radio silent. Drake says the whole thing was a scam … “There is no credible evidence of pregnancy, nor any baby, which would have been born last Fall.”
According to the lawsuit, Layla switched tactics and went to authorities in New York and alleged Drake had raped her during their one-night stand. Drake says at that point Layla hired a new lawyer who demanded money or else they would make the rape complaint public.
The Manchester police reportedly interviewed and cleared Drake of sexual assault accusations when the case was referred to them.
But, according to Drake, he claimed in the suit that Layla demanded millions of dollars in exchange for silence.
The rapper is now suing her for civil extortion, emotional distress, fraud, defamation, and abuse of process.