Frank Ocean‘s father hasn’t been a part of the R&B singer’s life since he was five years old, but he feels his reputation as a father has been wrongly tarnished, and he’s seeking $142 million in compensation.
Ocean’s dad, otherwise known as Calvin Cooksey is targeting Russell Simmons’ Global Grind in particular, claiming the site has posted lies about him, as well as strangely taking them to task for never using his real name.
According to Cooksey, Ocean’s “Money Grubbing mother” prevented him from fulfilling his role as a parent, which he feels GG failed to mention. The “singer, writer and inventor” as he describes himself is looking for $142 million from Simmons, to make up for “loss of future income”.
Neither Simmons or Ocean have commented on the suit so far.