Drake Sues UK Woman for Extortion, Fraud and Defamation

According to Drake, Layla Lace made false pregnancy and rape claims in 2017 then demanded millions of dollars for her silence
Drake Sues UK Woman for Extortion, Fraud and Defamation
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Drake is suing a woman who reportedly made false pregnancy and rape allegations against him in 2017.
According to TMZ, the Toronto rapper met Layla Lace in Manchester during his Boy Meets World Tour last year, and the pair had consensual sex. He said that when he stopped responding to messages from Lace, she threatened to publish their correspondence, then publicly accused Drake of raping and impregnating her (after demanding millions of dollars to remain silent).
Following her accusations, the case was reviewed by Manchester Police, who interviewed Drake and cleared him.
As a result, Drake is suing for civil extortion, emotional distress, fraud, defamation, and abuse of process.
TMZ reports that Lace hired a lawyer in 2017 and threatened Drake with a defamation suit over a story in which he claimed he had never met her, as well as demanding money for the alleged baby.
Drake's suit claims that Lace refused to take a paternity test, and argues, "There is no credible evidence of pregnancy, nor any baby, which would have been born last fall."
It was, however, confirmed earlier this year that Drake fathered a child with former adult film actress Sophie Brussaux.
He is currently in the midst of his North American "Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour."