Monday, February 2, 2015

Kelley Lynch Email To Scott @ Truth Sentinel Re. Leonard Cohen

From: Kelley Lynch <>
Date: Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 4:08 PM
To: Truth Sentinel   cc:  Paulette Brandt 


I listened to the interview and it was well done.  I also listened to Ann Diamond and I would like to say one thing to you.  Cohen has told people that Ann Diamond stalked him.  My mother and I both worked with him for years and never once did I see evidence of this fact.  She studied with the same Buddhist teacher that Cohen did.  I also studied with Joshu Sasaki Roshi.

Ann Diamond does not have the evidence I have (ie., corporate books, records, stock certificates, assignments of copyrights to corporations, federal tax returns, etc.).  I have evidence supporting every statement she made in her article that Cohen threatened to sue her over.  In any event, the article is old and the issue is now being addressed in court.

Ann Diamond stated, in her interview, that Cohen did not benefit re. the fraudulent ledger that is not an accounting.  It doesn't list assets, liabilities, or equity.  It is a meaningless list of numbers with a handful of suspect back-up documentation.  As I explained, Cohen had his son and girlfriend's homes in my "column."  I have no idea why.  I didn't buy them houses with loans he took but he appears to be saying that while he understood he could take loans, I wasn't authorized to lend the money from the corporations.  In any event, the argument is obscene.  Cohen borrowed or expended approximately $6.7 million from his "retirement" account and I have his lawyer's letters to my lawyers.  I would also like to note that "phantom" income was shifted to me but not distributed and his lawyer noted in his letter that it is problematic.  I also paid taxes and was listed, by Cohen's tax lawyer, as a partner on one entity.  I would love to hear an explanation for this.  In any event, Ann Diamond is not a witness to what occurred here; these are business matters; and she didn't know me at the time.  I do have evidence that someone (Cohen?) attempted to change my mailing address from my home to Cohen's home address in LA.  That is criminal and I have the postal service's complaint number.

As for Ann Diamond's statement that she wouldn't have conducted herself in the manner in which I did.  I don't believe she's a mother whose children were relentlessly targeted.  As for my emails documenting everything for IRS, DOJ, FBI, etc. since 2005 (when I reported Cohen's tax fraud):  I was advised to write them by His Holiness Kusum Lingpa.  I am his lineage holder.  Oliver Stone and I sponsored a Buddhist center for him in Los Angeles.  I was also advised to document everything in emails by lawyers.  It serves as a legal record of what unfolded - including when I was "angry" because my sons have been relentlessly targeted by strangers for years now; Cohen's refusal to provide me with IRS required documents (causing the State to garnish my wages); and, my being forced into homelessness by a man who bankrupted me intentionally and assisted in a coordinated custody matter.  

As I say to people frequently - next time this happens to me, I'll write thank you notes and send flowers since that is evidently how people think I should have responded.  Many parents, however, have told me they would "kill" someone who did this to them.  In fact, a DA investigator on Spector's matter told me his wife would have "killed" Cohen's lawyer if he did to her what Cohen did to me.  That's a normal response and not necessarily a threat.

Cohen did tell me he was part of the CIA/MKULTRA program.  There's no way I can verify this however.

Thank you again.  I look forward to hearing Paulette's interview.  I let her know that Nancy Sinatra is now following you on Twitter.  

All the best,

P.S.  Gianelli will probably write you.  He is clearly on someone's payroll.  He continues to harass me and Paulette with Cohen's fan, Susanne Walsh, copied in.  As Walsh would copy in Cohen's lawyer it seems as though he condones this conduct.  People have reported him to law enforcement, etc.  Others forward his emails to the trash.  


.  PD:  You took money from that account to buy a house for your son, correct?  Cohen:  That’s correct.  PD:  To buy a house for your girlfriend?  Cohen:  Yes.  Kelly:  Okay.  So you -- it’s fair to say that you did take money from that account?  Cohen:  That’s correct, Sir.  PD:  You were aware enough about that account to know that you could take money from that account?  Cohen:  That’s correct.  

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.
Lynch had been sending out long ... 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.