During the Thaw murder trial, prosecuting attorney Jerome made these observations:
"That there was such a place in 22nd Street and 24th Street as she has described, is as true as you sit there and I stand here. That it was maintained by a miserable lot of degenerates, some of whom are living today in this town, and some of whom have had their names mentioned in the course of this trial, is true."
"That it was maintained as a coarse, gross place for sexual orgies is as true as I stand here and you sit there. And I say if it was the issue that we were trying here, whether Stanford White deserved it, we might not differ."