Frank Ocean is coming out relatively unscathed from the lawsuit his father imposed upon him for $14.5 Million. Earlier this year, Calvin Cooksey filed suit against his son for a 2016 Tumblr post in which the Blonde star described hearing his father call a transgender waitress “f****t” the last time he ever saw him. Cooksey’s accusations claimed that the post ruined future “financial opportunities,” but Ocean’s attorney confirmed on Wednesday that his client had defeated the suit.
Cooksey lost the $14.5 million libel suit because he “failed to prove his son had defamed him at all,” according to TMZ. In addition to claims of libel, the suit accused Ocean of being a “fraud” and also referred to his former bandmate and associate Tyler, the Creator as a “devil worshiper.” In a response to the suit filed in May, Ocean said the Tumblr post “speaks for itself” and asked for the case to be dismissed.
Keith Bremer, Ocean’s attorney, said about the whole situation,”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.”
Congrats to Frank for standing strong and beating the case against his father.