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Yoko Ono sues John Lennon's former aide for copyright infringement

Cover Media logo Cover Media 02/10/2020
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Yoko Ono is suing her late husband John Lennon's former aide for copyright infringement in the latest development in an ongoing court battle.

In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Yoko alleges that Frederic Seaman violated a court order by sitting down for a 23-minute interview on 10 September to discuss topics which are legally prohibited, like his work with John and Yoko, the Beatles star's assassination, and his 1991 book, The Last Days of John Lennon.

According to Yoko, Seaman discussed his intention to revise the book and reissue an extended version of it, which she says would "willfully and intentionally violate" the injunction she got against him in 2002.

Yoko also took issue with the fact that Seaman was "flanked by Lennon memorabilia" for the interview. Back in 2002, a court ordered Seaman to stop using John and Yoko's family photos to profit from his legacy and he even apologised to her in open court.

Yoko is now suing for copyright infringement and is asking for at least $150,000 (£116,000) and other damages, as well as an order stopping Seaman from talking about her and her family.

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