Psychic owes $21k from sale of John Lennon’s ‘Abbey Road’ suit: Manhattan Supreme Court
By Jose Martinez
March 18th, 2011
A deadbeat psychic never saw trouble coming when he auctioned off the suit John Lennon wore on the cover of “Abbey Road.”
A Manhattan judge has ordered a Connecticut gallery to turn over more than $21,000 it made from the sale of Lennon’s white suit to fortune teller Biond Fury’s former landlord.
The landlord, Mark Arrow, sued Braswell Galleries in January after the suit sold on the auction block for $46,000. Fury had paid $140,000 for the garment in 2008.
“Now he’s the one screaming, ‘Help, I need somebody,” quipped Adam Leitman Bailey, the landlord’s lawyer.
He’s trying to collect on a Manhattan court judgment issued after the flamboyant psychic and collector quit paying rent in July 2009 on Arrow’s apartment in The Ansonia on the Upper West Side.