Seth Hurwitz Makes Plea Agreement Ending Solicitation Case

Seth Hurwitz
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– Seth Hurwitz

Seth Hurwitz will serve three years of supervised probation and 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty Nov. 7 to one misdemeanor count of soliciting prostitution in August. 

The sentence, reported by WTOP-TV,  is the result of a plea agreement that brings the case to an end. Hurwitz, who co-owns the 9:30 Club, The Anthem and is a founder of I.M.P., one of the nation’s leading independent concert promotions companies, allegedly made sexual advances to a licensed massage therapist in Montgomery County, Md. 
He announced in the wake of his arrest that he was stepping down temporarily from I.M.P., and that COO Donna Westmoreland would take the helm in his absence. 
There is no timetable for when Hurwitz will return to the helm, a person with knowledge told Pollstar
 Hurwitz issued a memo to staff earlier today that reads: 
“Everything happens for a reason.”


This is true, but not in the spiritual sense. It’s what you do afterwards that decides how that goes.


They also say adversity is an opportunity. For me, this was, in fact, a great opportunity to step back and take a look at who I really am. Definitely needed some work. 


Rather than present my side of this story in a court, with all that unwanted drama, I am going to do what’s best for my family and employees and put this behind us. There are simply times when, regardless of the facts or the law, it is much better to plead or settle and move on. This is one of those times. 


Believe it or not, I truly believe that this will end up being a positive if painful lesson and make me a better person. I spent a good bit of time away working hard on me. And it taught me to continue to do so…why not. I highly recommend this for anyone…and not to wait for an issue to force it.


Again, I am sorry for any distress I may have caused you about who you work for. Hopefully, someday, you will be more proud than ever about our work and the principles we stand for. 


I appreciate everyone minding the shop while I was away. As I always realize, more and more, our venues are really about you.


Thank you.