Back in Feb of this year, Frank Ocean’s father is suing his own son Mr. Frank Ocean over defamation of character.
According to TMZ, Calvin Cooksey is suing his son for defamation over a message posted on Ocean’s Tumblr page last summer. The note was the singer’s response to the deadly attack on Pulse nightclub, an Orlando LGBT venue where 49 people were killed.
In his answer to the complaint, obtained by Pitchfork, Ocean said his essay “speaks for itself” and asserts that everything he wrote is true. He denied the majority of his father’s allegations, saying they’re “statements of opinion, and thus not the proper subjects of a libel claim.” The answer also argues that the complaint is barred by applicable statutes of limitations. Ocean is asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit and order Cooksey to cover all of Ocean’s legal fees.