Yoko Ono's Proposed 'Day of Healing' Doesn't Go Exactly As Planned

Remember back on November 26th, when Yoko Ono took out a $42,000 full-page ad in the Times proposing that December 8, the anniversary of her murdered husband John Lennon's death, be deemed an official day of forgiveness and apology? "Every year, let's make December 8th the day to ask for forgiveness from those who suffered the insufferable," Ono wrote. While some people might have taken her plea to heart, at least one guy didn't: her driver, Koral Karson, who picked that day to confront Ono with a photo of herself in pajamas and a tape of her "expressing her personal opinion on people and events," as well as a letter detailing his grievances. Then, on Tuesday, Karson met with an Ono lawyer and demanded $2 million, threatening to kill her and Sean Lennon (oh no! Not Sean!!) if his demands weren't met.

Karson now denies that he did this and also alleges that Ono sexually harrassed him, which is way too icky to even contemplate, but adds another layer of crazitude to the already crazy (pajamas? "people and events?") story. Maybe by Forgiveness Day next year these two crazy kids will have all their shit worked out, but we're not betting on it.

In Times Ad, Yoko Ono Calls for Healing [Boston Globe]
Police Say Driver For Yoko Ono Threatened Her Life And That of Her Son [NYT]