John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono has publicly thanked Paul McCartney for telling fans she was not the reason for The Beatles' split.Ono has long been blamed for pulling apart the Fab Four in 1970, but McCartney came to her defence last month by insisting she was not the driving force behind the break-up.
He told TV channel Al Jazeera English, "She certainly didn't break the group up, the group was breaking up... I don't think you can blame her for anything. When Yoko came along, part of her attraction was her avant-garde side, her view of things, so she showed (Lennon) another way to be, which was very attractive to him."
Now Ono has applauded the rocker for clearing her name.
She says, "I thought people knew that I was not responsible, but surprisingly, many people still felt that. He was very brave. So I'd like to say, 'Thank you, Paul. I love you, we love you.'"