Drake has filed a lawsuit against Layla Lace, the woman who claims he got her pregnant and made false rape allegations against him last year.
In the lawsuit filed by celeb lawyer Larry Stein, Drake says he met Lace during his Boy Meets World Tour in Manchester, England. After one of his concerts in February 2017, they hooked up at his hotel where he says “Layla also voluntarily and seemingly happily performed oral sex…,” TMZ reports.
Drake claims she snapped when he sent her home rather than taking her on tour with him.
The lawsuit also contains text messages Layla sent the superstar in the following weeks, saying how much she missed him.
Drake says she created a “fantasy relationship” with him and he didn’t have the “time or energy to respond” and that set her off he says.
In April 2017, Lace posted on Instagram claiming she was pregnant, saying, “So I guess still in this era this is the new thing that after you tell a dude you pregnant they stop answering they phone!!!”
According to the lawsuit, she then threatened to leak messages from Drake and even went on SiriusXM and announced the singer knocked her up…see clip below.
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 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 went to authorities in New York and alleged Drake had raped her during their one-night stand. Drake says her new lawyer demanded money or else they would make the rape complaint public. The case was referred to Manchester police, who interviewed Drake and ultimately cleared him.
According to Drake, Layla then demanded millions of dollars in exchange for silence.
He is now suing her for civil extortion, emotional distress, fraud, defamation, and abuse of process.
Drake is asking for unspecified damages.
A Texas day care owner was arrested Saturday after police searched her home Friday and found several of her charges bound by the neck and strapped into car seats.
Investigators also said in an arrest affidavit that Rebecca Anderson, 60, of Mesquite, drugged the children to keep them quiet, NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth reported.
Anderson, who owns Becky’s Home Child Care, is charged with nine counts of endangering a child through criminal neglect — one count for each child in her home Friday — and one count of injury to a child, Dallas County Jail records show. She is being held in lieu of $45,000 bail.
Anderson came under suspicion Thursday after the father of a 6-month-old boy she cared for reviewed footage from a small video camera mounted on the baby’s car seat. The footage showed Anderson yanking the infant from the car seat by his ankle and picking him up off the ground by the bib tied around his neck, investigators said.
The recording also showed Anderson feeding the boy an “unknown substance using a plastic liquid syringe,” the affidavit said.
The man brought the video to Mesquite police officials, who obtained a search warrant for Anderson’s home, the news station reported. When the search warrant was executed Friday, Anderson claimed that she had just five children in her care at the time.
Officers searching the home found another four children, three of them strapped into plastic car seats in a dark closet in the master bedroom and the fourth child restrained in the master bathroom, NBC 5 reported.
“Shoelace-like ligatures” were found tied around the children’s necks, the arrest affidavit said. Some of the ligatures had to be cut to free the children.
Anderson admitted to officers that she used the ligatures to limit the children’s movements and sometimes kept them strapped into car seats for as long as seven hours at a time, the document said, according to the news station. She also admitted she “had likely given Tylenol to all of the children,” investigators said.
Neighbors said that they sometimes heard children screaming from Anderson’s home. “It just kind of concerned me, the way the kids sounded when the parents dropped them off, where it alarmed me,” one neighbor told the news station.
Becky’s Home Child Care could not be found among the database of licensed day care centers approved by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
A Google search for her facility shows it as permanently closed.
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