Frank Ocean Beats Dad’s $14 Million Lawsuit Libel Suit
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Frank Ocean has scored a massive legal victory against his estranged father, Calvin Cooksey. According to court documents obtained by theJasmineBRAND.com, on Tuesday (October 17th), the Grammy Award-winning artist beat Cooksey’s $14.5 million libel suit. In short, a California federal judge ruled that his father failed to show that his son defamed him with a 2016 Tumblr post that recounted him calling a transgender waitress an anti-gay slur.
U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson said that while the court doesn’t have to rule whether the statement was truthful, Cooksey still had failed to meet necessary elements to make his defamation claim.
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.