Seth Hurwitz responds to charges, apologizes to employees

Seth Hurwitz, the man behind 9:30 Club, The Anthem and other D.C.-area music venues, is responding after being charged Wednesday with solicitation of prostitution in Montgomery County.

Hurwitz’s attorney, Paul F. Kemp of Ethridge, Quinn, Kemp, McAuliffe, Rowan and Hartinger in Rockville, said that it was “far too early to comment on the allegation,” adding that “Seth is presumed innocent under our laws.”

Hurwitz, 60, who is now free on bail, was arrested and later charged with solicitation of prostitution stemming from a series of interactions with a massage therapist in Montgomery County, according to police. Police said they listened in on a call between Hurwitz and the massage therapist where he allegedly agreed to pay money in exchange for sexual acts.

The co-owner of 9:30 Club and the Anthem and the chairman of I.M.P., which books Merriweather Post Pavilion and Lincoln Theatre, also wrote to his employees Thursday apologizing and also asking that they not pass judgment. The full…

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