The Press: Black Eye

A Los Angeles County grand jury last week landed the first solid blow on the peeping eye of Confidential's Publisher Robert Harrison. Harrison, already beset by $28.5 million in libel suits, and ten confederates were indicted on charges of conspiracy to publish criminal libel, to distribute lewd and obscene material and to disseminate illegal information about abortions and male rejuvenation. As California Assistant Attorney General Clarence Linn said, perhaps optimistically: "In my opinion, Confidential is finished."

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