Ono Sues over Lennon Video, Documentary Song

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Yoko Ono is going to court over John Lennon's legacy.

Her lawyers face off Wednesday in Boston against the lawyers for Ray Thomas of World Wide Video, which has almost 10 hours of videotapes of Lennon smoking pot and plotting to slip LSD to Richard Nixon. At the same time, she is suing the makers of the documentary Expelled for using part of the song "Imagine" in their film about intelligent design.

Andrea Shea reports from member station WBUR.



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