Saturday, March 30, 2019

Michelle Rice, Leonard Cohen's Former Attorney, Delivers a Mindless, Discursive Deviant Declaration to the City Attorney of Los Angeles & the Phil Spector Documentary Project

From: Kelley Lynch <>
Date: Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 9:50 AM
Subject: Phil Spector/John Lennon/Litvenenko Project
To: Steven Machat, Stanislav Stankevich, fsb <>
Cc: *irs. commissioner <*>, Washington Field <>, ASKDOJ <>, Division, Criminal <>, MollyHale <>, Opla-pd-los-occ <>, Dennis <>, bruce <>, rposner <>, Hooman Kazemi <>, glenn.greenwald <>

Steven, Stanislav, and FSB,

Michelle Rice, Leonard Cohen's deviant lawyer, has provided the City Attorney with a declaration mentioning the Russian FSB.  I think this is an attempt to elicit information about the Phil Spector/Litvenenko documentary that will take a look at CIA/FBI/KGB's relationship with John Lennon, the British Invasion, etc.

I have informed the Public Defender, who is copied on this, that Steven Machat is handling all legal aspects of the documentary project and that includes any confidentiality agreements.

As of this date, we're waiting for the Russian government or FSB to grant access to KGB files on John Lennon and the Russian Prosecutor General's files that were shared, in the Litvenenko case, with a US journalist indicating that the British evidence is not sensitive.

I just want to be clear about this, have copied my PD on this email, because they evidently are attempting to portray me as a Russian "agent" or some such insanity when in fact this is an entertainment project.  There is a very good [reason] for copying FBI and CIA on all communications regarding this project due to the climate in Washington and Moscow.  This is an entertainment project and in no way political although the John Lennon issue does have political implications.  The focus is on Phil Spector's role in the British Invasion, etc. and his legendary role in the music industry.


UPDATE/CORRECTION:  On March 30, 2019, Steven Machat informed Kelley Lynch that he is not an attorney for anyone personally involved with the documentary project.  She never believed he was.  They will address at a future date who the actual attorney and/or attorneys for the entire documentary project will be.  They are now discussing if Steven Machat personally will in fact be the actual attorney to draft the documentary's confidentiality agreements.  Ms. Lynch also asked Steven Machat to reconfirm that he will handle all music publishing, etc in connection with the documentary.  Finally, they addressed that fact that neither Steven Machat or Kelley Lynch, or anyone involved in the documentary, will be asked to speculate about Phil Spector's guilt or innocence as this is not an LA Superior Court trial.