Family drama

Frank Ocean’s dad is suing him for $14.5 million over a gay slur

Frank Ocean was just slapped with a multi-million dollar lawsuit from his own father over a Tumblr post he wrote last summer.

Related: Frank Ocean Opens Up About Being Elusive

Frank’s dad, self-proclaimed “singer, writer, and inventor” Calvin Cooksey, filed a defamation lawsuit against his son, citing a Tumblr post Frank wrote last summer short after the Orlando massacre, TMZ reports. In the post, Frank accused his father of using an anti-LGBTQ slur over 20 years ago.

“I was 6 years old when I heard my dad call our transgender waitress a f*ggot as he dragged me out of a neighborhood diner saying we wouldn’t be served because she was dirty,” Frank wrote. “That was the last afternoon I saw my father and the first time I heard that word, I think.”

Apparently, Calvin didn’t appreciate being called a bigot. He also claims Frank’s comments cost him financial opportunities in both the film and music industries. So he wants his son to form over $14.5 million dollars.

Related: Frank Ocean’s mom wants Kim Burrell cut from son’s album ‘Blonde’ after homophobic rant

This isn’t the first time Calvin has tried suing his own son. In 2012, Ocean tweeted that his pops was trying to sue him for $1 million.

The tweet, which has since been deleted, said: “Father wanna sue me for a million. Like I owe him back child support. Weak individual bought me a swiss knife at 6yrs old then dipped on me.”

TMZ also notes that in 2014, Calvin filed a defamation lawsuit against hip hop mogul Russell Simmons for claiming he was a deadbeat dad. That time he wanted $142 million.

Related: Frank Ocean Shares Moving Essay About Orlando Tragedy

h/t: TMZ

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  • Captain proton

    so basically he’s an attention seeker and you’re helping him along?

  • Mack

    Sounds like someone who wants on the gravy train without working for it.

  • Durwood

    Frank, poke him in the eye. Stay real.

  • Jack Meoff

    Scheming to get his hands on his sons money and shows no shame in how he goes about it. Nice parenting.

  • SteveDenver

    Awww… poor absentee bigot daddy. It should be easy for him to prove his losses in court. Frank Ocean should countersue for legal expenses.

  • Creamsicle

    Singer, writer, inventor, and bottom feeder.

  • poochie

    “$14.5 million dollars” – Do you know what the symbol $ means?

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