The legal battle between Drake and an Instagram model who made false pregnancy and rape claims against him is over. Drake, 32, met Layla Lace in February 2017 while he was on tour in Manchester, England, where he claims they had consensual sex at his hotel. A few months later, the model went on a Sirius XM radio show and claimed she was pregnant with his child.  She then went to New York police and claimed Drake raped her during their one-night stand. She also continued to demand millions of dollars from the rapper. Drake then sued Lace for civil extortion, emotional distress, fraud, defamation and abuse of process.

A statement from Drake’s attorney read: “The filing made by Drake against Layla Lace has been resolved, with Layla avoiding going to trial by agreeing to a stipulated judgment which prohibits her from repeating past statements she made against Drake. Drake and his team are satisfied with this outcome and while Drake appreciates the support he has received, he asks that his fans and the media allow both parties to move on with their lives.”

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