Frank Ocean Is Being Sued By His Father For $14.5 Million

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Frank Ocean’s father has taken a very public approach in taking up issues with his son. The R&B’s singer’s father, Calvin Cooksey, has filed a lawsuit against the artist born Christopher Edwin Breaux, TMZ reports.

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The lawsuit is a response to a letter that 29-year-old singer penned on his Tumblr after the Orlando nightclub shooting in 2015.

“I was six years old when I heard my dad call our transgender waitress a faggot as he dragged me out a neighborhood diner saying we wouldn’t be served because she was dirty,” the note reads. It continues, “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.”

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According to Cooksey’s court documents, the story is false, and has “damaged his financial opportunities in film and music.” Frank’s father is suing his son for a whopping $14.5 million in damages. Cooksey isn’t trigger shy with lawsuits, either. Back in 2014, he sued Russell Simmons for $142 million for allegedly calling him a deadbeat dad — Billboard reported.