Monday, November 9, 2015

Kelley Lynch's Email to Leonard Cohen's Lawyers Re. the Ongoing Insanity With Respect to Daniel J. Bergman Who Rice Evidently Fired July 24, 2015

From: Kelley Lynch <>
Date: Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: Civil Appeal - Case No. B265754
To: Dan Bergman <>, Michelle Rice <>, Robert Kory <>
Cc: "*irs. commissioner" <*>, Washington Field <>, ASKDOJ <>, ": Division, Criminal" <>, "Doug.Davis" <>, Dennis <>, MollyHale <>, nsapao <>, fsb <>, rbyucaipa <>, khuvane <>, blourd <>, Robert MacMillan <>, a <>, wennermedia <>, Mick Brown <>, "glenn.greenwald" <>, Harriet Ryan <>, "hailey.branson" <>, Stan Garnett <>,, Opla-pd-los-occ <>, "Kelly.Sopko" <>, Whistleblower <>, Attacheottawa <>

Daniel Bergman, Michelle Rice, and Robert Kory,

Would you mind clarifying what is going on here with respect to this appeal (Case No. B265753) and Daniel Bergman.  It is my understanding that Bergman withdrew.  In fact, Gianelli sent me one of the more deranged emails I've ever seen in my entire life.  In that email, Rice allegedly fired Bergman with an unofficial member of Cohen's legal team copied in - Gianelli.  So, please clarify what is going on here as I feel as though I am dealing with escapees from a criminal insane asylum.

Kelley Lynch

From: Michelle Rice <>
To: Stephen Gianelli <>
Cc: Robert Kory <>; Dan Bergman <>
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2015 11:17 PM
Subject: Re: So where is your oft threatened, but never quite filed "motion to vacate the fraud domestic violence matter"? (See 4/14/2015 email)


No, Stephen, it is your ego that is in the way here.  

The reason Robert requested you only email him is because you were sending dozens of emails to me a day sending me unsolicited emails regarding Kelley Lynch, which I did not even read.  Your fixation on Kelley Lynch is truly pathological. 

The truth is Stephen, now that the gloves are off, so to speak, is that you did not have the balls or the "juice" to get her arrested when she was harassing you for years in San Francisco.  I have all of the emails where you were reporting her to the police, FBI, etc.  All to no avail.  Some big criminal lawyer you are.  You did not have any viable contacts in law enforcement that could help you out after your long self-proclaimed illustrious career as a criminal lawyer ?

It took little ole me - the lawyer who you claim produces "workmanlike" product for my client - to get Lynch arrested.  Through connections I made.  That's right, I got it done.  In fact you wrote me following her March 1, 2012 arrest in Berkeley expressing your surprise (still have that email, shall I send it to you, with a copy to Dan, to refresh your memory?) that I was able to get it done when you could not.  So your claiming now that you were instrumental in getting her arrested is nothing more than assuaging your own fragile ego.  Your pathological jealousy of me is as sick as Lynch's jealousy of our firm's success as Leonard's lawyers, managers, and representatives.  Throughout our ten year tenure Leonard was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, achieved the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, saw his album Old Ideas debut on Billboard at Number 2, behind Lana Del Rey, the highest charting album of Leonard's entire career.  And yes, I attended all of those events.  You did not Stephen.

Now that we are speaking truth and dispensing with civilities - I will say it - you have been trying for years to take credit for my work because unlike you, I do not self-promote my considerable successes, but rather let
has-runs and never-weres like yourself step in to try to get a little bit of my considerable light.  Shamelessly discussing with Leonard Cohen fans on your blog what actor is going to play you in any Cohen-Lynch bio-pic.

What a shameless starf*ker you are.  The cold, hard truth of the matter is your career was nowhere and you glommed onto the Cohen-Lynch matter and my successes seeking your proverbial 15 seconds of fame.

So do not think we have not seen your shameless self-promoting postings on as if you had anything to do with any of the ten years' worth of litigation involving Cohen/Lynch.

I did not need anyone's help to properly register the out-of-state restraining order.  It is properly registered as you have repeatedly stated in your numerous bloviated emails regarding the restraining order that you did not file.

By the way, I also did not need any help flying with Leonard Cohen on a private jet from Burbank to Denver in August and September 2008 to get the permanent restraining order in Colorado either. 

Dan: your firm is fired and you are no longer needed in BC 338322 and BC 341120.  Please prepare your notice of withdrawal for filing Monday.  Robert and I have been discussing in private how little your firm contributed to the recent effort against Lynch.  I did all of the work and drafted the two dispositive filings, including the Opposition and Sanctions Motion.  The only motion that was barely passable was the Motion to Seal and even then it was barely literate.  Robert and I were shocked that you proposed to file a declaration for LC's signature with a sentence "Lynch refused to return documents to him."   You will not be assisting in either the restraining order matter, the appeals, nor in the federal court RICO suit she has threatened to file because I did a PACER search and none of your attorneys, including yourself, have done any litigation in federal courts. I have over ten years in federal district courts all over the country, including in Colorado, Nevada, New York and California.

P.S. I do not want to tell you what Leonard Cohen is paying me to defend him in all of the litigation against Lynch, a rate I can command because of my previous record of success.  Suffice it to say, it would make both of you sick with more envy than you already seem to have

Yours very truly,

Michelle L. Rice, Esq.
Kory & Rice LLP
9300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310) 285-1633
Fax: (310) 278-7641

On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 1:43 PM, Kelley Lynch <> wrote:

Civil Appeals,

I have received your notice dated November 5, 2015 showing an amount due, re. the designation of record, in the sum of $727.50.  The Notice confirms that I have a fee waiver.  It lists Daniel Bergman as the party responsible for this particular payment.  Daniel Bergman, from what I understand, withdrew as Leonard Cohen's counsel.  Therefore, I am not clear why he is being listed as the attorney of record in this matter.  Would you kindly clarify this for me. If Daniel Bergman is Leonard Cohen's attorney of record, I believe I should know this as it relates to service of process issues.

Thank you.

Kelley Lynch