Ralph Gleason, a San Francisco journalist who first told other writers about Lenny, was convinced that the overdose was not deliberate. "Lenny kept insisting," Ralph said, "that he and the First Amendment would win." And they did. A mid-level New York state court reversed Lenny's obscenity conviction in February 1968. In People v Solomon, a New York appellate court reverses the obscenity conviction of Bruce's co-defendant in the Cafe Au Go Go case, Howard Solomon.