Videos of Robert Kraft at massage parlor to be released by prosecutors: report

April 17, 2019 - 1:27 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Brace yourselves: Prosecutors in Florida said Wednesday that they intend to release police surveillance videos of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft allegedly paying for sex at a Palm Beach county massage parlor. 

According to the Boston Globe, Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg’s office said in court papers it is obligated under Florida law to provide the video to the public and the media now and cannot wait for a judge to decide whether it should be kept under seal while Lei Wang is prosecuted as the alleged manager of the Orchids of Asia Spa in Jupiter, Fla.

Prosecutors, “as the custodian of the records, cannot delay the release of records to allow a person to raise a constitutional challenge to the release of the documents,’’ Aronberg’s office wrote Wednesday. “The Public Records Act does not allow a custodian to delay the production of records to allow the resolution of a constitutional challenge to the release of the documents.”

A lawyer for Kraft told a Florida judge Friday that videos of the 77-year-old allegedly getting sexually serviced at massage parlor is akin to adult films.

Lawyer William Bruck said at a hearing, "There's no need to see the video unless you actually have a prurient interest in seeing the video ... It's basically pornography." Kraft was not at the hearing. 

Bruck argued that Kraft's "constitutional right to privacy" trumps the public interest in the seeing the videos.

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