Kelley Lynch was convicted of breaching restraining orders harassing Cohen in phone calls and emails
Leonard Cohen may be humming "Hallelujah" to himself now that a Los Angeles jury has found his ex-manager guilty of harassing the singer and songwriter.
Kelley Lynch was convicted Thursday of breaching restraining orders and making scores of harassing emails and phone calls to Cohen, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Lynch worked for Cohen for approximately 17 years, but was fired by the singer in 2004. They also had a past sexual relationship.
The messages accuse Cohen of using drugs and contain pejorative remarks about his sexual performance.
The 77-year-old Cohen took the stand earlier this week to testify against Lynch.
“It’s not a pleasant sensation,” Cohen said. “Ms. Lynch routinely accused me of being a drug addict and many other things. Of course I didn’t like it, and I felt my reputation was being assailed and the reputation of my family.”
This is not the first time the pair have tangled in court. Cohen sued Lynch in 2005, accusing her of stealing millions of dollars from him. Lynch was ordered by a judge to pay $9.5 million to Cohen.
Cohen, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is best known for songs such as "Suzanne" and "Bird on the Wire."
Lynch will be sentenced next week.
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