Frank Ocean defeats libel lawsuit filed by his father

  /  10.18.2017

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.”


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