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Frank Ocean Beats Father’s Defamation Lawsuit

Frank Ocean defeated his own father in court today…and kept tens of millions of dollars in his pocket in the process.

If you’ll recall, Frank’s father Calvin Cooksey filed a lawsuit against him earlier this year, claiming that his son had blocked opportunities for him in the music and film industry with an open letter via Tumblr in which he revealed that his father was a bigot and a homophobe who made him insecure about his own sexuality growing up:

“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.”

This anecdote from Frank’s childhood nearly cost him $14.5 million, as his father sued him for defamation and demanded that amount of money for his “missed business opportunities.”

Well, it looks like the judge thought this was a load of BS, because he ruled in Frank’s favor. According to TMZ, the judge said that Cooksey had failed to prove that Frank’s words had defamed him in any way much less deprived him of millions of dollars.

Good for Franks. Besides, it seems to us that if he’ll go as far as to try to take nearly $15 million of his child’s money over some BS…Cooksey most likely said whatever it is Frank said he did, and worse.

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