Yoko Ono's chauffeur was arrested yesterday (12.13.06) for trying to bribe
her for $2 million.
Driver Koral Karsan threatened to leak embarrassing photographs of the
73-year-old and hinted he would kill her and her son Sean Lennon if he did
not received the huge sum.
Karsan - who has worked for Yoko, the widow of John Lennon, for six years -
was arrested, pending charges, by New York police after Yoko reported the
Yoko's spokesman, Elliot Mintz said: "She is one woman who has been through
"For an employee - especially a trusted employee who drove her - to attempt
a shakedown has left her just absolutely shocked."
Police said that on December 8, the 26th anniversary of John Lennon's
assassination, Karsan delivered a threatening note and a photo of Yoko in
nightclothes to her apartment in New York's Dakota building, where she once
lived with the former Beatle
In a later conversation with one of Yoko's associates, which was recorded by
investigators, the 50-year-old chauffeur talked about killing her, her son
Mintz added: "You're reminded that this takes place around that time of the
anniversary, when she is in a particularly vulnerable position.
"It just adds insult to injury. This one's really cold."
John was shot on the night of December 8, 1980, by crazed fan Mark David
The music legend and his wife were returning to the Dakota building from a
recording studio when Chapman opened fire with a .38-caliber revolver
shooting him four times.
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