Thursday, May 16, 2013

Leonard Cohen's Email To Kelley Lynch - Proving That He Was Aware Of Every Aspect Of The Deals He Demanded

From: Kelley Lynch <>
Date: Thu, May 16, 2013 at 11:07 AM
Subject: Leonard Cohen, Micro-Manager
To: "*irs. commissioner" <*>, Washington Field <>, ASKDOJ <>, "Kelly.Sopko" <>, "Doug.Davis" <>, Dennis <>, rbyucaipa <>, Robert MacMillan <>, moseszzz <>, a <>, wennermedia <>, "Hoffman, Rand" <>, Mick Brown <>, woodwardb <>, "glenn.greenwald" <>, lrohter <>

Hello IRS Commissioner''s Staff,
I am reviewing all evidence with my attorney.  This email is quite telling.  Leonard Cohen was an absolute micro-manager, involved in every aspect of these deals, and the driving force.  It was he who demanded stock deals that were highly unattractive.  As Greg McBowman knows (because he flew into meet with us) - Cohen demanded these deals.  He was concerned about digital downloading.
I have given the IRS access to all my emails and authorization to review and use any and all of them.  I have given Phil Spector and his legal team access to all my emails and authorization to review and use any and all of them.  They have thoroughly documented most communications between me, Leonard Cohen, and his representatives.
This letter was sent to me because 1) Cohen personally cancelled the CAK deal and demanded the $ million down payment on the TH deal in 1999 (which he personally received and never transferred to TH); 2) LC's actions lead to litigation because I have evidence that he advised me that he did not want to do the deal with CAK and wrote me that he wanted to do the deal with Sony; 3) Leonard Cohen had contractual obligations to Sony for his studio album, etc. and accepted advances; and, 4) this is how Cohen negotiates.  He wrote this for me to show Sony and others.  He wanted the deal closed and was making it clear to Sony - close the deal or you will not receive the studio album.
The evidence my attorney (and others) has is overwhelming.  In fact, Cohen and his lawyers should be charged with perjury over issues with Neal Greenberg.  The Damage Claim conceals the fact that Leonard Cohen's lawyer - on Cohen's behalf - extinguished the private annuity obligation in 2003.  I am sure there is perjury and concealment over this issue in his retaliatory/fraud lawsuit against me in 2005.  Of course, I was not served and I think that may have been planned.  The judgment is void.  The court had no jurisdiction over me and the proof of service is evidence of extrinsic fraud.  Perhaps Cohen will attempt to lie his way out of that one by further perjuring himself. 
Looking at these documents one does wonder why Cohen didn't just pay his taxes - particularly because the man cannot live in Canada due to his tax and residence problems there.  The State of Kentucky was very clear:  the IRS should go back to the moment he first obtained a green card in t U.S. (late 60s/early 70s) and audit.  Unfortunately for Cohen, I didn't know him then and I didn't know him when the 1977 tax memo was prepared.  Clearly, this is the reason Cohen abandoned his green card after Marty Machat's death and then re-obtained one shortly thereafter.  My attorney also has the evidence that Cohen had numerous social security numbers.

There is a reason why Cohen and his operatives are slandering me, targeting me, and lying about me.  And, of course, they continue to target members of my family and friends of mine who see right through them.

All the best,

Leonard Cohen/Baldy Monk email to Kelley Lynch/Tsimar dated May 19, 2000 at 7:03:25 AM.

Dear Kelley,

I received Don’s email which you kindly forwarded to me.

I must confess I am losing patience, and frankly losing interest in this deal.  The dragging of feet is deafening.  I don’t know if it’s you, or the lawyers, or Sony, but something is very wrong.  I had a good bond deal on the table with CAK until Sony spoke up, and now I am in litigation with CAK and Sony is busy revising the figures downwards.

For several weeks now you have promised me “tomorrow” the figures on the live albums.  I have my engineer working overtime in the studio preparing the first one.  At considerable expense.  Am I the only one here with a sense of time?

And what am I doing in this hotel room polishing the last few songs for the studio album, as if it mattered to someone?  I am working on two albums at the same time, both of which are about to be undervalued.  The least I will do is adopt a more leisurely working pace.  In fact, I feel like waiting for the seven year jubilee, and then quietly excusing myself from the whole matter.

In other words, Kelley, this is bullshit.  Sony destroys my deal with CAK (so as not to establish any precedent of their artists leaving the fold), dumps me into litigation, then they postpone the closing of their deal for seven months until they can discover the my catalogue sales are lagging, and then they lower the price.  This is too obvious and too familiar.

It is time to consider other options.

I know you’re doing your best, and I appreciate your efforts, but the playing field has suddenly tilted to an unacceptable degree.  

Let’s talk soon.


NOTE:  KL cc’s Greg McBowman - Greg, Please call me re. the above.  All the best, Kelley

In order to convict under Section 7201 of the Code, the basic elements that must be proven are (1) the existence of a tax deficiency, (2) an affirmative act constituting an evasion or attempted evasion of the tax, and (3) willfulness.