Drake is accusing a woman of lying to police about him sexually assaulting her — which led to him being investigated and cleared — and now he wants the woman to pay up for her alleged extortion attempts.
Drake sued Laquana Morris (aka Layla Lace) for civil extortion, intentional infliction of emotional distress, abuse of process, fraud and defamation.
The rapper claims Lace is a former stripper who has spent at least the last year and a half plotting and scheming to (in her words) “make a field day out [Drake’s] f**king ass !!!”
He says after a “one nighter” while Drake was on tour in early 2017, she spent a month sending flirty text messages in an effort to try and see him again.
Drake says he did not reciprocate and claims Lace became enraged and took to Instagram to claim she was pregnant with his child and that he had “disrespected her and was ignoring her.”
He claims she first sought money for her alleged pregnancy and baby and believes he surprised her by saying he would take full responsibility if the child was his … but she refused to take a paternity test.
“There is no credible evidence of pregnancy, nor any baby, which would have been born last Fall,” the lawsuit claims.
He says after the “baby scam” failed, she decided to instead stage a claim for assault and file a false police report against him. She admitted to the police that she had had consensual sex with him but claimed he forced her to perform oral sex.
Drake countered by saying she “voluntarily and seemingly happily performed oral sex” on him.
He claims she got upset when he did not ask her to come with him on the rest of his tour. The following month, he claims she started sending nonstop texts. He believes she “created a fantasy relationship” and says he did not have “the time or energy” to respond to her daily messages.
According to Drake, Lace hired a lawyer to seek a cash payment in connection with the alleged assault but he says her story kept changing and eventually she was accusing him of rape.
As a result of her allegations, he claims a criminal investigation was triggered in Manchester that he voluntarily flew to the UK for an interview and he was fully cleared.
Once the case was closed, he says Layla upped the ante and demanded one million dollars in exchange for not making her false allegations public.
“Enough is enough,” the lawsuit states. “With this action, Drake is refusing to allow Layla to get away with her malicious plot and scheme to extort millions of dollars from him by threatening to go public with salacious (and ever changing) false allegations of conduct that simply did not happen. It would be easy for Drake to pay for silence. However, Drake does not want to take the easy way out.”
He says he “looks forward to holding Layla and those working in concert with her responsible for her egregious misconduct.”