Drake Sues Woman He Slept With For False Pregnancy, Rape Allegations
Canadian rapper Drake has filed a lawsuit against a woman he claims tried to extort him for millions of dollars by making false pregnancy claims and rape allegations.
According to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by CTVNews.ca, Drake is suing Laquana Morris – who also goes by the name Layla Lace – for civil extortion, intentional infliction of emotional distress, fraud, defamation, and abuse of process.
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The 31-year-old singer said in the Los Angeles County Superior Court filing on Tuesday, September 18, that his friend Gayson Kewley introduced him to Lace over text message before they met up in Manchester, England, in February 2017 during his Boy Meets World tour, US Weekly reports.
After his concert, the three-time Grammy winner and the former stripper returned to The Lowry Hotel, where they “hung out, talked and watching some television together” before having “consensual, protected sex,” according to the documents.
In copies of the text exchanges attached in the lawsuit, Drake and Lace swap flirty messages and discuss meeting up again in the future for more than a month after their rendezvous in Manchester.
On March 8, 2017, the “In My Feelings” rapper stopped responding to Lace’s daily texts because he just didn’t have the “time or energy,” the document said.
TMZ reports that the lawsuit also claims that Lace had created a “fantasy relationship” with the rapper.
A month later, Lace announced that she was pregnant with Drake’s child in a post on Instagram.
“So I guess still in this era this is the new thing that after you tell a dude you [sic] pregnant they stop answering they [sic] phone!!!” she wrote in the post.
In the lawsuit, it is understood that Lace then threatened to publicly leak private messages with Drake and others in another post on Instagram. Days later, she appeared on Sirius XM radio to repeat her announcement that was carrying Drake’s child.
According to the documents, Lace then reported to the Manchester police that “she had consensual vaginal sex with Drake, but claimed that he subsequently forced her to perform oral sex on him against her will.”
Drake said in the filing that he voluntarily flew to the U.K. for an interview with a detective and was subsequently cleared in the investigation. In response, Lace allegedly “demanded payment of millions of dollars in exchange for her silence,” according to the papers.
The entertainer is now seeking unspecified damages for civil extortion, intentional infliction of emotional distress, abuse of process, fraud and defamation.