According to a recent TMZ story, singer Frank Ocean‘s father, Calvin Cooksey, is suing music mogul Russell Simmons for a whopping $142 million. Cooksey is claiming that Simmons’ Global Grind website published a story about the self proclaimed singer, writer, and inventor, claiming he was an awful parent to Frank Ocean.
According to the story, Frank’s father feels like his name was tarnished by the story and the lies that were published.
“He wasn’t allowed to be a father to Frank because his ‘Money Grubbing mother’ moved, and hid the boy from him,” (TMZ)
“Cooksey says Simmons published lies about him without checking facts — and worst of all … never bothered to use his actual name in the posts about Ocean’s father.” (TMZ)