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2002-Sep-17: Yoko Goes to Court Next Week

More details of the tense relationship between John Lennon and Paul McCartney following the breakup of the Beatles may be revealed when Yoko Ono goes to Manhattan Federal Court next week in New York city to claim ownership 374 Lennon family photographs as well as numerous letters written by her late husband.  Yoko claims that John's former personal assistant, Frederic Seamon, stole the items.  Mr. Seamon insists that he was a "trusted member of the Lennon entourage" and that the items were given to him.  During the court proceedings, Mr. Seamon says that to prove his innocence, he will reveal "intimate details about Lennon's final years in New York".  Newspaper accounts say these revelations will infuriate Sir Paul who so jealously guards his privacy.

Among the letters filed with the court is from John to Sir Paul and Linda in which he bitterly wrote:

"I hope you realize what shit you and the rest of my kind and unselfish friends laid on Yoko and me since we have been together.  I'm not ashamed of the Beatles -- but of some of the shit we took to make them so big -- I thought we all felt that way in varying degrees -- obviously not.  Do you really think most of today's art came about because of the Beatles? I don't believe you're that insane, Paul. When you stop believing it you might wake up ... of course we changed the world, but try and follow it through -- get off your gold disc and fly!"

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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