there is a wolf at my job who looks like frank ocean.
i’m lowkey lusting.
well ^this frank ocean was sued by his father in february.
gay slurs and tumblr posts.
well guess who won?
a f-bi sent me what the “new york daily news” reported…
Frank Ocean just won a $14.5 million libel suit against him from his estranged father Calvin Cooksey over a Tumblr post by the singer where he accused his father of using an anti-gay slur towards a transgender waitress.
A judge on Tuesday ruled that Cooksey did not have sufficient evidence of defamation and therefore ruled in the Grammy-winning singer’s favor, Billboard reported.
Cooksey filed the suit in February 2017 against the “Thinkin Bout You” singer after he claimed he was unsuccessful in getting his son to remove the post, which was shared just after the terrorist attack on the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., which killed 49 people.
His suit claimed he was put “in the middle of a terrorist attack on the gay community,” and that the Tumblr tale “ruined [COOKSEY’S]future financial opportunities in the film and music industries,” according to Billboard.
Cooksey’s suit did not sufficiently show how he had been professionally injured, according to a judge.
Back in 2016, Ocean — whose real name is Christopher Francis Ocean — recounted being at a diner in New Orleans with his dad in a post about him using a slur.
“I was six 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,” Ocean wrote at the time. “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.”
the father didn’t know where his block button was?
it seems like the father tried to pull an alleged fast one.
“play the alleged victim,
claim life was ruined,
and get a nice pay out off my cub.”
i bet he didn’t realize he would have to PROVE all of this.
nice save frankie!
article: new york daily news