Republic RecordsDrake is suing a woman who claimed he sexually assaulted her and got her pregnant.
According to People.com, the “In My Feelings” rapper filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Laquana Morris, who works in the adult industry under the name Layla Lace. Drake’s seeking damages for civil extortion, intentional infliction of emotional distress, abuse of process, fraud, and defamation.
According to Drake’s lawsuit, he and Morris had consensual, protected sex after a concert in Manchester, England in February 2017. Later, Morris claimed in a radio interview that Drake impregnated her. He claims that in May 2017, she hired a lawyer who demanded money from him for her alleged baby. The Canadian rapper requested a paternity test but Morris allegedly refused to cooperate.
Morris also filed criminal charges against Drake, claiming that she assaulted her in Manchester and forced her to perform oral sex against her will.
“There is no credible evidence of pregnancy, nor any baby, which would have been born last fall,” Drake’s lawyer writes in the court documents. The lawsuit also claims that Drake was cleared of the criminal charges, after which Morris “demanded payment of millions of dollars in exchange for her silence.”
“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,” the lawsuit says. “Layla and her attorneys underestimated Drake’s steadfast resolve not to pay hush money to avoid negative publicity arising from fabricated claims. He looks forward to holding Layla and those working in concert with her responsible for her egregious misconduct.”
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