New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is doing everything he can to keep his spa tape video out of the public’s hands.
According to reports, Kraft’s legal team has filed a request for prosecutors to hand over all evidence about the “number of individuals who were recorded on video in the massage rooms while receiving lawful massages or were not charged.”
Deadspin reports that Kraft’s lawyers, William Burck and Alex Spiro, are targeting Florida’s public records laws, claiming that they violate the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which is designed to protect citizens from unlawful searches and seizures.
In other words, Kraft contends that police had no right to record video inside the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. However, as Deadspin notes, Florida’s constitution strongly endorses public records, which includes police evidence and, therefore, the videos taken by Jupiter police inside the massage parlor.
Kraft, who was recently spotted at a Boston Celtics playoff game, allegedly paid and received sexual acts at the Orchid of Asia Spa in Jupiter twice.
The videotaped incidents occurred on January 19 and January 20, the same day the Patriots played the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game. Officials describe Kraft’s visit to the Orchids of Asia Day Spa:
“[employee] escorted Kraft to a room identified as JPPD Cam 2. There, the two hugged each other and Kraft took off all his clothing, laid face up on the massage table and [employee] hugged him again. At approximately 1102hrs. (Employee) began manipulating Kraft’s penis and testicles and then put her head down by his penis. This went on several minutes.”
“After a few minutes, [employee] wiped Kraft in the area of his genitals with a white towel, helped him get dressed and hugged him again. Kraft gave [employee] one $100 bill plus at least one other unidentifiable bill.”