Frank Ocean Wins In Father's $14.5M Libel Lawsuit

10-19-2017
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(Radio.com) Frank Ocean has won the $14.5 million libel lawsuit filed against him by his father, Calvin Cooksey. According to Law 360, California U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson ruled in the R&B star's favor on his father's charged that Ocean had defamed him in a 2016 Tumblr post.

In the post, Ocean claimed that as a child his dad used a gay slur against a transgender waitress in his presence. The judge's full written decision is expected this week.

"It was a super sad case," Ocean's lawyer, Keith Bremer, told Pitchfork. "I am sorry that my client had to go through this and am glad that we could bring closure." Read more here.

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