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Frank Ocean’s Cousin Claims Self-Defense in Altercation with Chris Brown


Def Jam; RCAA cousin of Frank Ocean is claiming self-defense in his altercation last year with Chris Brown outside a recording studio in West Hollywood.

According to TMZ, Frank’s cousin, Sha’Keir Duarte, admits he was involved in the scuffle but says he acted out of self-defense.  TMZ cites newly filed documents in a pair of law suits stemming from the clash.  Duarte filed suit against Brown for $3 million in unspecified damages last August, in response Brown sued Duarte last month.  

Durate admits to using force during the incident, but claims it was reasonable and necessary to defend himself as well as Frank from one of Brown’s bodyguards, a man named “Hood,” TMZ reports.

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