John Lennon's wife Yoko Ono has filed a new lawsuit against a former personal assistant of her late husband after claiming that Frederic Seaman is trying to gain profit from using the late singer's memorabilia.
John Lennon's former personal assistant – Frederic Seaman is being sued by his wife for Seaman's recent interview in which Seaman was discussing John Lennon and his murder. According to Ono's lawyer, while giving the interview, Frederic Seaman was surrounded by Lennon's memorabilia.
The latest filing follows a decades-old legal dispute, which came to a head in 1983 when Frederic Seaman admitted to the Manhattan district attorney in New York City that he had taken private photos, letters, and journals from the Lennon residence in Manhattan.
Yoko Ono took legal action again in 1999 after Seaman revealed that he had stolen property belonging to the Lennons and that he failed to return the property after selling it The lawsuit was settled in 2002 when Seaman agreed to give up his copyright to hundreds of family photos of the Lennon family, and he was bound by a confidentiality agreement which he had signed in 1979. He also issued a formal apology Ono.
In the interview, Seaman had discussed his intention to revise and issue an expanded version of his book "The Last Days of John Lennon," which Ono claims would "willfully and intentionally violate" the injunction laid down against him in 2002.
According to Yoko Ono's lawyer, Frederic Seaman's latest interview is a major violation of the court order and the confidentiality agreement.
Yoko Ono is suing Frederic Seaman for copyright infringement seeking up to $150,000 in damages. Yoko Ono has also asked Seaman to refrain from profiting from her late husband's work and legacy.