Cynthia Lennon sues John for divorce

On this day John Lennon’s estranged wife Cynthia countersued for divorce, citing his adultery with Yoko Ono.

John Lennon had previously filed for divorce, alleging that Cynthia had herself been adulterous – a charge she denied.

I had to survive this for Julian. I couldn’t afford to crumble: I had to be strong, do what was best for him. I could fight the divorce, but that would get horribly messy and in the circumstances as clean a break as possible seemed best. By dawn I had made my decision. I would countersue for divorce, citing his adultery with Yoko.
Cynthia Lennon

Lennon did not contest the order, and the divorce was granted in November 1968.

John and Cynthia Lennon in India, 1968

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