Check out Frank Ocean‘s written reaction to Chipotle‘s lawsuit against him, which is actually the definition of Defamation according to Wikipedia, for allegedly backing out of a $212,500 advertisement deal after the break!
Defamation—also called calumny, vilification, or traducement—is the communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation. Most jurisdictions allow legal action to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against groundless criticism.
Under common law, to constitute defamation, a claim must generally be false and have been made to someone other than the person defamed. Some common law jurisdictions also distinguish between spoken defamation, called slander, and defamation in other media such as printed words or images, called libel.
Food chain, Chipotle, has filed a lawsuit against Frank Ocean. The chain claims to have paid the singer $212,500 for vocals to be used in a new ad but Frank backed out at the last minute. Frank was paid before he laid down a track titled “Pure Imagination” and was to receive the same amount when it was completed. On August 7th, 2013, the day he was suppose to have the completed track, he said there was a miscommunication in regards to the ad purpose and he wouldn’t be taking part.
According to Frank’s legal team, he was showed a clip of what the ad was going to be that lacked the Chipotle logo and made no reference of the brand. They stated that Frank was “promised that he’d have the right to approve the master and all advertising.” While Chipotle is saying that is simply not try and they informed Ocean that their logo would be part of the “Scarecrow” campaign.
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