Frank Ocean Scolded by Judge in Legal Battle
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Frank Ocean has been scolded by a federal court judge in the $14.5 million legal battle with his father. In fact, the 29-year-old singer has been warned if he doesn’t cease his actions he is facing sanctions by the court.
Here’s the latest: On July 7th, a hearing was held in the case on Frank Ocean’s father Calvin Cooksey’s motion in which he attempted to argue his son did not file his response properly and attempting to have it thrown out.
Cooksey accused Ocean of answering the complaint without any facts supporting his position to dismiss the $14.5 mill lawsuit.
The judge notes that Ocean’s defenses to the lawsuit are one sentence and completely devoid of any factual support. However, he denied Cooksey’s motion to strike the singers answers to the suit.
He did note that Ocean is on notice that several of his defenses indeed seem to have been put forward without any sort of factual basis. As the case proceeds, he notes if it becomes clear Ocean is persisting with the same arguments in order to confuse his father or hide the truth of the matter, the court would consider sanctioning the singer for such conduct.
The order notes that the judge is aware both sides have engaged in litigation tactics that are unnecessary to the case and he discourages them from continuing their behavior. He says this is a straight forward case and does not warrant intensive tactics that have nothing to do with the issues of the case.
Here’s the backstory: Earlier this year, Ocean was sued by his estranged father, Calvin Cooksey, accusing him of ruining his good name. Cooksey explained his son published a Tumblr post following the Orlando nightclub massacre, accusing his father of using a slur towards another person when he was just a kid. Ocean wrote,
I was 6 years old when I heard my dad call our transgender waitress a f****t as he dragged me out of a neighborhood diner saying we wouldn’t be served because she was dirty.
Frank’s dad claimed the singer defamed him and ruined his reputation, with people now believing he is a bigot, a claim he denies. He says the story recounted was fabricated. He sued for $14.5 million in damages.