Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Kelley Lynch's Email To IRS Re. Leonard Cohen's Lowly Arts

From: Kelley Lynch <kelley.lynch.2010@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: Leonard Cohen - Bay of Pigs
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Hello IRS,

I suppose Cohen could always defend this story [Bay of Pigs] by explaining his involvement in the CIA MKULTRA mind control program.  

I am reviewing various interviews Cohen has given.  The Issimo interview was published on February 19, 2014.  Veronica Ridge assured me that this interview/article was "legalled."  Leonard Cohen and his lawyers participated in this interview/article and Cohen provided the news outlet with quotes.  The "two harrowing incidents" related to me and Phil Spector never happened.  Leonard Cohen is now surrounded by lawyers.  I personally do not believe that Robert Kory is brilliant.  Steven Machat is convinced that he does not understand the law.  Ken Cleveland, Cohen's former accountant, referred to Kory as a maniac and told me "Do not even speak to me about Robert Kory."  Leonard Cohen evidently would prefer not to discuss his approximately $6.7 million in loans/expenses (Traditional Holdings, LLC).  This man was well aware that his "loans" had to be repaid within 3 years at 6% interest.  If Leonard Cohen believes he will ever hear from me again in this lifetime, he needs to be drug tested.

Cohen appears to have informed Issimo that he was on Mt. Baldy when he discovered the "irregularities."  That is precisely what he advised Steven Machat so do speak with him.  

Cohen clearly doesn't practice the lowly practices of self-reform.  He continues to lie and he has now stolen from me, Machat & Machat, and - according to what Steven Machat advised me - from Phil Spector.  Phil Spector owned the "Death Of" master tapes and all royalties were to be paid to Spector.  Steven Machat advised me that he spoke to Sony and they confirmed that Cohen sold these masters to them.  Machat knows the terms of the original agreement between Cohen, Spector, and the labels.  He negotiated them with his father.


Why does IRS believe LAPD's TMU wrote, in their report, that my alleged emails were generally requests for tax returns?  Or, why Detective Viramontes informed me that Cohen didn't feel "comfortable" with my requests for "tax information."  I suppose Cohen and his lawyers can now argue that LAPD's TMU is lying.

All the best,

Two harrowing and  life-defining moments propelled Leonard Cohen back on the stage and touring the world, writes Ted McDonnell.

On February 19, 2014

The notoriously shy performer gave Issimo exclusive access to his ever-evolving world, plans for a new album and what propelled him back to the stage. A series of email exchanges took place over many months through his lawyers.
But readily Cohen admits two remarkable incidents, decades apart, have helped twice redefine his life, career and in more recent times, his return to the stage. The first incident involved a madman with a gun, the second an ex-lover who became a thief.

The first life-defining moment harks back to the ’70s involving award-winning producer and latter day convicted murderer Phil Spector. Spector’s love of Cohen is the reason the Canadian-born troubadour is around today. It was Spector’s infamous gun antics that put Cohen’s life in peril when they were making Cohen’s much forgettable album Death of a Ladies Man. 

To this day, Cohen avoids long discussions about the album that proved the only flop of his long career and just refers to it as a ‘catastrophe’. 

However, he readily remembers the night in 1977 that Spector literally changed his outlook on life and his career. It was one booze-filled evening, in a year of booze and drug-filled evenings, when Spector, who Cohen says had previously threatened him with a crossbow, held a Colt .45 to Cohen’s neck. Cohen, who was in his early 40s at the time, sobered up very quickly as he saw his life instantaneously flash before his blurred vision.

As Cohen remembers, Spector leaned into him muttering: “Leonard, I love you.” To which Cohen slowly and cautiously answered, “I sure hope you do, Phil.”

However, in 2005 Cohen’s second life-defining moment came at a very inopportune time in the midst of semi-retirement as he sat on Mount Baldy meditating. 

At the age of 70, Cohen suddenly found himself virtually penniless. He was forced to come down from his mountain retreat and face the shattering reality that his manager of 17 years and one-time lover Kelley Lynch had stolen almost every cent from his bank accounts. Over a number of years, Lynch drew down on Cohen’s savings accounts. In all, more than $5 million had been stolen. A broken and broke Cohen sued Lynch, who was ordered to pay him $9.5 million. Lynch’s lawyers claimed she was “unreachable”. She failed to repay a single cent and never faced criminal fraud charges.

For Lynch, stealing Cohen’s money was not enough. For more than six years, starting in 2005, on a virtual daily basis, Lynch phoned and emailed Cohen in a campaign of hate. One of the many thousands of emails in court documents stated that Cohen “needed to be taken down and shot”.

He says he truly feared for his and his family’s lives such was Lynch’s crusade of fear and loathing. “It started with just a few now and then, but it eventually accelerated to 20 or 30 a day,” Cohen said of the barrage of vile voice messages and emails he, family and friends received. 

“Some were 50 pages long,” he recalls. In one she wrote: “You are a sick man … You are a thief … You are a common thief.” The words could easily be lyrics from a Cohen song.

Just over 12 months ago, Cohen finally gained some closure to this most ugly episode with Lynch being sentenced to 18 months jail  in a Californian prison and five years probation after being found guilty of harassing the singer.

Cohen sums up Lynch’s conviction as only a poet could: “It is my prayer that Ms Lynch will take refuge in the wisdom of her religion, that a spirit of understanding will convert her heart from hatred to remorse, from anger to kindness, from deadly intoxication of revenge to the lowly practices of self reform.”

Lynch is now out of jail and the Cohen clan is mindful of the need for her to “stay away”.

The impact of Lynch’s betrayal has changed Cohen much like the near-death experience with Spector, says one close friend. “He’s more guarded and not as open to new friendships. He’s just far more suspicious of people of business and their intentions.But he continues to adore his fans as he has always done.”

Cohen now surrounds himself with a bevy of minders headed by brilliant Los Angeles lawyer Robert Kory. By the end of the six years of legal wrangling with Lynch the few pennies Cohen had left were gone. So, in 2008, 15 years after he stopped touring, Cohen and his close-knit musical entourage, including long-time collaborator Sharon Robinson and the Webb Sisters, climbed aboard the bus again, and have not stopped touring averaging 50 concerts a year. 

After a series of negotiations with his management, Cohen agreed to answer some questions through his lawyers.


On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 11:21 AM, Kelley Lynch <kelley.lynch.2010@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello CIA,

I am reviewing Leonard Cohen's version of events related to Bay of Pigs, Yom Kippur War, and Phil Spector.  In this interview with Pico Iyer, Cohen provides more details about his Bay of Pigs incident.  Evidently, Cohen was wearing Canadian Army shorts while envisioning himself as the first member of the invading force which I assume would be CIA or the military.  How does CIA think Cohen understood the impending invasion?  According to this interview, Cohen found himself surrounded by 16 soldiers which would imply that he was surrounded and arrested by Castro's forces who assumed he was part of the upcoming invasion.  This story sounds, and this is putting it mildly, absolutely absurd.  I think I need CIA information on when CIA believes Castro's would have first known about the invasion.  Also, it would be helpful to know what CIA believes would have happened if Castro's soldiers discovered the first invader.

The other incident in this email relates to Leonard Cohen's testimony regarding Phil Spector and a gun.  I have not heard back from Alan Jackson.  I think Alan Jackson, and all other prosecutors in the Phil Spector matter, should be forced to explain why their version of the Cohen gun story is contradicted by Cohen's testimony (given under oath) during my alleged trial.  Streeter is the individual that elicited this testimony.  As my lawyers advised the jury at the end - we had no idea why there was all this testimony about Phil Spector, DA Steve Cooley, prosecutor Alan Jackson, and Leonard Cohen's version of the gun incident.  One thing is for certain, David Mamet was publicly stating (in advance of his film) that he felt Phil Spector was railroaded.  Extremely intelligent man.  It probably helped having Cohen on the stand testifying about Spector and a gun since Judge Fidler didn't permit it during the Spector trial.  And do keep in mind that at the time of my alleged trial, Alan Jackson and City Attorney Carmen Trutanich were running for District Attorney.  I have a copy of the ballot where Alan Jackson uses Phil Spector to run for District Attorney.  This was evidently very important to the DA because they hadn't nailed a celebrity since Fatty Arbuckle.

Do you think Leonard Cohen is a pathological liar?

All the best,

Cohen gets to talking of Cuba, and the time, just after the revolution, when he was walking along the beach in his Canadian Army khaki shorts with his camping knife, imagining himself the only North American on the island, and got arrested as the first member of an invading force.
"So anyway, there I was, on the beach in Varadero, speculating on my destiny, when suddenly I found myself surrounded by 16 soldiers with guns. They arrested me, and the only words I knew at the time were 'Amistad de pueblo.' So I kept saying, 'Amigo! Amistad de pueblo!' and finally they started greeting me. And they gave me a necklace of shells and a necklace of bullets and everything was great."
Then, suddenly, he stops. "What time is it?"

I tell him and he says, "I shouldn't be talking about my adventures when we're about to listen to a wonderful teisho." And Leonard Cohen disappears into the black-robed disciple again, and into a reverent silence.

PD:  Now, I want to talk to you about what you mean by threatened.  You actually -- you were telling us about Phil Spector.  You were testifying about talking to the LAPD.  Cohen:  Yes, Sir.

PD:  And you talked to the LAPD with your attorney, correct?  Cohen:  With an attorney present, yes, Sir.  PD:  And that’s when you asked that – or your attorney – someone asked that Ms. Lynch leave?  Cohen:  The attorney asked that Ms. Lynch leave.  PD:  So when Ms. Lynch left, you started talking about an interview or story about Phil Spector, correct?  Cohen:  Correct.  PD:  And how he would oftentimes have guns when you were producing an album, correct?  He would have guns in the studio when he was producing an album with you?  Cohen:  That’s correct.  PD:  And, in fact, one time you told the detective that, quote – Well, before I go there, was Mr. Spector -- was he drunk at the time when he had these guns?  Cohen:  I don’t remember, Sir.  PD:  Was he hostile at the time?  Cohen:  Not to me.  PD:  Okay.  But he actually put a gun to your head?  Is that correct?  Cohen:  That’s correct.  PD:  It was a revolver?  Cohen:   No, it wasn’t a revolver.  It was an automatic.  PD:  But you weren’t actually -- you didn’t feel threatened when he put a gun to your head?  Cohen:  No, Sir.  RT 308-309

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