Frank Ocean’s Father Sues Russell Simmons…For Over £87 Million
In ‘Deadbeat Dad’ news, Frank Ocean’s father has decided to slap Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons…for a whopping $142 million USD (roughly £87.5 million). What?
Apparently, the father — real name: Calvin Cooksey — is mad at Simmons for painting him as a father who didn’t raise his own child, even going so far as to be upset that Simmons didn’t even use his actual name (we’re assuming that whatever Russell stated can be found within his Global Grind website).
As far as where Cooksey was before Frank Ocean’s fame, he claimed that Ocean’s mother wouldn’t let Cooksey be a part of his son’s life. The lawsuit also states that Cooksey is a “singer, writer and inventor”, and the defamation is causing a lost of future income.
As far as Frank Ocean’s stance on the matter, he’s already blasted his father for being a deadbeat a couple of years ago, even stating that Cooksey tried to sue him as well.