Yesterday (Feb. 2), news broke that Frank Ocean's father was suing him for defamation. Today (Feb. 3), we have more details about the messy lawsuit.
TMZ reported, "Calvin Cooksey filed the defamation lawsuit over a Tumblr post Frank wrote last summer in the wake of the Orlando massacre. In the post, Frank accused his dad of using a homophobic slur years and years ago ... when Frank was a kid."
The news outlet continued: "Frank recalled, '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.'" Cooksey claims that this story isn't factual and since Ocean posted the message, his business endeavors have suffered. So, the dad is suing for $14.5 million.
He also adds in the docs:
It's important to note that on June 21, 2016, the Defendant did NOT include a homophobic bigot named Tyler the Creator in the Defendant's June 21, 2016 anti-homophobic Tumblr essay. Defendant intentionally failed to mention Tyler the Creator... because Tyler the Creator is one of Defendant's music producers on Defendant's new album Blonde. Defendant knew that Tyler the Creator had been banned by two different countries, the United Kingdom and Australia, for three to five years over Tyler the Creator's homophobic hateful rap lyrics during 2015.
Read the legal documents here.
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