Summons # 5500779

In the mid 1960s, the Department of Licenses in New York tried to suspend and revoke my coffee house license at The Bitter End.

Their reason being, “Fred Weintraub presented one, Lenny Bruce, in which the said performer made indecent, offensive, lewd and immoral remarks and statements and gave offensive and immoral performances dealing sex, degeneracy and perversions in violations of penal statues; and the said, Fred Weintraub, knowing of said performance and being enabled to act with respect thereto by reason of office and interest in said coffee house, allowed, permitted and suffered the said lewd, indecent and obscene performances to be given.”

Just think how mild he’d sound today.

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