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Imagine -- Yoko Ono, Extortion Victim

12/13/2006 11:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Yoko OnoTMZ has learned that Yoko Ono's personal driver has been arrested in New York City for allegedly trying to extort the widow of John Lennon. Now, the driver is saying he's the victim.

Police sources tell TMZ Koral Karson allegedly told Yoko Ono that he had photos and tapes of her that were highly embarrassing and that for $2 million the tapes would never surface. Today, New York cops obtained a warrant and searched Karson's home. Karson was arrested and charged with attempted grand larceny in the first degree.

Karson made some fiery accusations of his own on his way out of the police station yesterday, telling reporters that the only reason Ono pressed charges was "to stop me from pursuing a sexual harassment case." Ono's publicist, Elliot Mintz, has denied the claim saying, "That is completely false. She's the victim here,"

Sources say Karson allegedly confronted Ono with his ultimatum this past weekend, the anniversary of John Lennon's death.

Mintz tells TMZ his client was "shocked by what happened and did what any citizen would do -- she went to the cops."

Karson is currently in custody and will be arraigned Thursday.

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1.

Wicked    

GOOD. I CANNOT STAND THIS BITCH.

EITHER COULD JOHN LENNON.

2836 days ago
2.

Lenn K    

Wait, we've already seen her naked. What could be more embarrassing than that?

2836 days ago
3.

Wicked    

SHE IS TRIPLE UGLY WITH OR WITHOUT CLOTHES INSIDE IN OUT.

2836 days ago
4.

poc    

HE WAS A FOOL TO THINK HE COULD EVER SHAME THIS WOMAN.

2836 days ago
5.

hms    

That woman has ALWAYS had Bad Karma. Ask Bobby Dylan. He told George, who then told John, but.... alas he didn't want to know.
Too bad he died. And too bad he died before he could divorce her.

2836 days ago
6.

billyboyhere    

embarrasing tapes? like of what, her with another man or woman, shes done all that stuff already... or maybe she was caught saying the Pledge of Allegiance,? Wait I know, like most rich women, Curic, Marlo Thomas, Liza, caught being rude to the Butler.

Shes done nothing since her husbands passing to carry on anything of good for the World except if it was for her own little world.

Bring it on...lets see/hear what the Driver had

2836 days ago
7.

Miapocca    

Angelina Jolie's role model ...almost forgot the ugly biatch was still alive...........Julian please drag her back to court get her away form us..................

2836 days ago
8.

Seriously    

I don't want to imagine her any which way. She's a nobody and
an ugly one at that. Her only claim to fame is Lennon period.
She lucked out in that respect. Otherwise she'd be doing nails.

2836 days ago
9.

Miapocca    

http://articles.absoluteelsewhere.net/Articles/2_mrs_lennons.html

H, you think maybe teh same message could be passed on to brad pitt.................even after years, yoko is still managing to wreak havoc..she was toxic to Lennon's family...did not make for a good realtionship between her son sean and cynthia son Julian...................

2836 days ago
10.

joyce    

Yoko going for more publicity. What else is new?

2836 days ago
11.

Jessica    

So Yoko Ono and Paris Hilton have the same publicist (Elliot Mintz). That's a "six degrees" connection I never expected....

2836 days ago
12.

YuckYoko    

#11...great minds think alike. Yoke is a curse and a freak.

2836 days ago
13.

Hell Yeah    

WOW!!!!! That say's it all to have Angelina in the same boat with Yoko. It definately paints the full picture of "no-class" at its best, huh! Karma will take care of those deserving it though. You just wait and see.

WOW!!!!! That say's it all to have Angelina in the same boat with Yoko. It definately paints the full picture of "no-class" at its best, huh! Karma will take care of those deserving it though. You just wait and see.

WOW!!!!! That say's it all to have Angelina in the same boat with Yoko. It definately paints the full picture of "no-class" at its best, huh! Karma will take care of those deserving it though. You just wait and see.

2836 days ago
14.

sean    

what's he got tapes of her singing? now that could be embarrassing. chuckle, chuckle. like nails on a blackboard.

2836 days ago
15.

Gavin    

Just goes to prove, you can't out dig a professional gold-digger.

2836 days ago
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