Monday, May 20, 2013

Gianelli Targets My Former Roommate & Continues To Falsely Accuse Me Over Leonard Cohen

From: Kelley Lynch <>
Date: Mon, May 20, 2013 at 9:51 AM
Subject: Re: Kelley Lynch's documented theft
Cc: Steven Machat <>, Karen Lynch <>, Ray Lawrence REDACTED, Rutger Penick <>, Susanne Walsh <>, "Kelly.Sopko" <>


I have no idea why Gianelli is writing you.  I heard form Steven Machat this morning and advised him that I do not want to be involved in his game with Cohen and Gianelli.  Cohen has stolen from Steven Machat and Steven is well aware of that.  I am uninterested in being criminally harassed over that issue.
Gianelli has relentlessly targeted me and members of my family, and others, since 2009.  Steven Machat absolutely advised me to sue Cohen for theft.  He wrote a book about Cohen's theft, etc.  He and his father managed Cohen and worked as his lawyers.  Steven is well aware that Cohen accuses people of ripping him off to breach contracts.  He absolutely offered to testify at my alleged trial where the prosecutor targeted me over a letter that is evidence that Cohen stole from Machat & Machat. 

In any event, I am busy today and just wanted to note that Gianelli is now writing you.  My former roommate filed a complaint with the police department over this type of harassment meant to intimidate people and turn them against me.  The USPS advised me that they have opened a criminal investigation into Gianelli.  He's a stark raving lunatic with motive.
Have a great day.

On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 9:48 AM, Kelley Lynch <> wrote:

Cease and desist, Gianelli.  Steven Machat is clear that Cohen stole from him and his father; falsely accuses people of ripping him off to breach contracts; uses corporations to evade taxes; has green card and residence/US tax problems; etc.  He advised me to sue Cohen for theft.  He offered to testify at my trial.  I was targeted at that trial over Cohen's theft from Machat & Machat. I haven't seen Ray Lawrence since February.  I know this - my sister's lawyer spoke to you and advised you to cease and desist.  If Ray Lawrence wants to communicate with you, he's free to do so.  I have no idea why he would want to be in contact with someone that targets innocent people over Leonard Cohen, Phil Spector, etc.  Your obsession with me is appalling.  I heard from Steven Machat this morning and advised him that i do not want to be part of his game with you and Cohen.  I most certainly do not want to be criminally harassed over Cohen's theft from Machat & Machat.  Steven has the evidence that Cohen stole from him and his father.  He's an attorney and an accountant.  We have spoken recently. 
My roommate, Eric Salter, who you targeted had his lawyer advise you to cease and desist and we filed a complaint with Ft. Lauderdale Police Department over your criminal harassment of both of us.  My ex-husband wrote me that he had no idea what you were talking about.  I know this - you lied about him also.  He's a friend of mine and we most definitely went sailing together. 
Leonard Cohen's a thief and that does not give you a right to criminally harass me - including with respect to Cohen's theft from Machat & Machat.

Read the transcript of Steven Machat & my conversation.  He confirmed that this is an accurate transcript.
Kelley Lynch

Kelley Lynch

Gods, Gangsters & Honour by Steven Machat

Leonard was desperate to get rid of this two managers, Judy Berger and Mary Martin, who he believed had stolen the rights to his songs and records early on in his career.  Even back then, Cohen was convinced that women were ripping him off.  He signed an agreement, and when he wanted to get rid of the contract, he accused everyone of ripping him off.  You could say it became repeat behaviour.  My father duly got rid of Berger and Martin, set up a new company called Stranger Music for Cohen and agreed to manage Leonard for 15% as well as 15% of Stranger.  The idea of the company was twofold:  one, to maintain ownership of the copyrights duly created; and two, to minimise Leonard’s exposure to American tax, just like any other rich individual trying to minimise their tax liabilities.  

I’ve no problem with people trying to avoid tax, but as the years have passed, I couldn’t help but smile at the apparent contradiction between Leonard’s public persona and his private business arrangements.  This was a supposedly devout Buddhist with no interest in material possessions, who was all the same happy to put his trust in business managers and companies he created with his knowledge and consent whose sole aim was to minimise tax liability.  

Leonard then sold Stranger Music for a small fortune and I’ve seen nothing from Cohen.

Cohen controlled his copyright, not my father.  The irony was that Cohen had total control over my father …  Do you know what happened to the $400,000 worth of bearer bonds in my father’s office?  Bearer bonds are just unregistered bonds or paper money that are used to conceal ownership and, with it, tax liabilities.  Cristini told me (who knows if this is true?) that he had found the bonds in my father’s office hours after he had died but the next day they disappeared.

Cohen denied any knowledge of these bonds.  I was unsure if they existed or were part of my father’s schemes cooked up to conceal Leonard’s money.  

Cohen said:  “Steven, you remember the 1988 tour?  Flemming extorted $100,000 from me.  He wanted 20% managerial commission, in addition to his promoter’s fees.  He thought he was doing extra work for me and wanted me to pay him.”

Far from being the poet of the spirits, Leonard was a hustler using Buddhism as a facade.  

The next time I would see Leonard … We’d just seen The Hand That Rocks The Cradle where Rebecca De Mornay plays the psychopathic nanny who stalks this family.  Who should walk along but Cohen, who was holding hands with DeMornay, his girlfriend at the time.  Cohen was extremely uncomfortable because he knew he had stolen from me and it was clear he couldn’t get away quick enough.  Neither could my son, because he took one look at DeMornay and ran.  He was terrified because he thought she was the nanny in the film!

It was clear that Leonard was also wary of me because, I guess, he thought I might be planning to sue him.

Leonard told me that when he had gone off on his Buddhist retreat Kelley was left managing his business interests.  He said:  “She started believing this money was hers and she started spending it.  All of it.  When I got back from my pilgrimage, I went to withdraw money left in the account to cover the draft.  I was speechless.  I didn’t know where to look, where to turn or what to think.”

Then Leonard told me that Kelley had bought a multi-million dollar house in Mandeville Canyon with his money … Leonard said:  We didn’t even get the house back.  Kelley stopped paying the mortgage so the house got repossessed and the mortgage company took everything in the house as well.

Lynch had been sending out long and bizarre emails to his friends, journalists, and the authorities denouncing Leonard for a million and one sins, which would have worried me if I was their target.

The whole scheme was so ridiculous [Leonard Cohen’s attempts to limit his liabilities on the deals] from the start.  All Leonard had to do to avoid U.S. taxes was tear up his green card, and stop living in and using the U.S. as his base.  

It’s no secret that Leonard has also made a killing on the art market by selling his paintings, plus his touring of the last two years … If that’s true, it doesn’t really tally with the clear implication from Cohen that he is a man who has been robbed of everything.

Leonard told me before I left that he had actually offered Kelley a settlement …

It’s clear that Cohen and his lawyers want to heap the blame on Kelley’s shoulders for more than just revenge.  Because Cohen’s pension assets were cashed in … ahead of schedule they are liable to tax so they need to establish that this situation is her fault.  The penalties could actually be greater than the tax itself.  

Leonard has cast himself into a hell of his own making. 

On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 9:29 AM, STEPHEN R. GIANELLI <> wrote:

Even after Steven Machat has denounced you as the "pathological liar" you are and said quite clearly that he has "nothing to do with you" you persist in sending him email after email in furtherance of your charade. And the more emails you send the more you confirm Machat's - and everyone else's - view of you: Liar, drunk, crazy, thief, and out of control - not necessarily in that order. Are you the same Kelley Lynch who wrote just last night that Steven Machat wants to have sex with Leonard Cohen - just to be the malicious psycho you clearly are? You give new meaning to the word "lunatic".

I have an email from Steven Machat from this morning and advised him to leave me out of his game with Gianelli and Cohen.  No one that knows me thinks I'm a liar, drunk, crazy, thief, or out of control.  Actually, Machat wrote in his book that he seemed to think Steve Lindsey and I had a menage a trois with Cohen.  That is absurd and Lindsey is well aware of that fact.  That gives new meaning to lunacy.

What a freaking psycho.
STEPHEN R. GIANELLI - UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL CELL (415) 846-5188. Sent from a moble device.