Frank Ocean’s dad suing him for $14.5M over gay slur claim

Frank Ocean's father is suing him for $14.5 million for defamation.

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Frank Ocean’s father is suing him for $14.5 million for defamation.

According to TMZ, Calvin Cooksey, father to Frank Ocean, is suing over a post that Ocean made on Tumblr after the deadly Pulse nightclub shooting.

“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. That was the last afternoon I saw my father and the first time I heard that word, I think, although it wouldn’t shock me if it wasn’t,” Ocean wrote on Tumblr.

But Cooksey claims that the story is patently false and never happened, and further claims that he has lost business opportunities in both film and music because of the false information being spread.