Frank Ocean defeats libel lawsuit filed by his father
Dad was seeking $14.5 million in damages.
Frank Ocean has won the libel lawsuit filed against him by his father earlier this year, according to Law 360.
Back in February, Ocean’s father, Calvin Cooksey, filed a defamation lawsuit against his son over an essay the singer wrote on his Tumblr account after the Orlando nightclub shooting. In the open letter, Ocean recalled a childhood moment in which he claimed his father used a derogatory term against a transgender woman. Cooksey said the allegation then hindered “his financial opportunities in film and music.”
He was seeking $14.5 million in damages.
However, Ocean’s attorney, Keith Bremer, confirmed to Pitchfork that the judge ruled in favor Frank. Bremer said, “It was a super sad case. I am sorry that my client had to go through this and am glad that we could bring closure.”