Famous Blue Lawsuit

02005-08-20 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

As reported by the CBC, singer Leonard Cohen has accused his former business manager of stealing $5 million from his savings during the five years he lived at the Mt. Baldy Zen Center. While there, the singer was ordained as a Zen monk and given the name of Jikan, ‘silent one.’ Cohen had planned to retire with the missing funds – now another album and possibly a tour are in the works. While the lawsuit may require some desire, Cohen has not lost the insight he gained during his years as a monk. As quoted in the Independent, ‘I don’t want anybody hurt,’ he said. ‘It’s not my nature to pursue and contend with people that way.’

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  1. Yumiko

    Philosophically yes,
    Cohen has his health, mind, spirit. The world gets to experience his artistry firsthand in a tour and the anticipation of a new album.

    Realistically, stealing $5 million? That’s horrible.

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  2. Carol

    It makes me sick to think that someone he probably thought of as a friend could count money above everything that’s important in life. He’s still a whole lot richer than that bum of a business manager. i think he’d better get that money back and use it for more humane purposes.

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