UPDATED 4/18/19 3:00 p.m. ET: A nude spa video of Kraft is allegedly now being shopped around, with The Blast saying it has viewed footage that "appears to show Kraft in the massage parlor with another person, presumably the massage therapist." The footage was allegedly taken at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa & Massage Parlor in Jupiter, Florida.
UPDATED 3:30 p.m. ET: It appears that Kraft's legal team has secured a small victory. According to TMZ, the judge of Florida's 15th Judicial Circuit Court, Joseph Marx, has barred the prosecution from releasing their client's Orchids of Asia Day Spa videos to the public. However, the matter is not closed, and another hearing has been set for later this month where the court will review the necessity of the prosecution's claims.
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft's legal troubles have the potential to get a lot worse, after it was reported that Florida authorities want to release videos of Kraft at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa to the public before a judge rules on his case.
According to documents obtained by the Boston Globe, Kraft is one of 25 other men fighting for the judge to stop Florida prosecutors from releasing footage of their interactions at the massage parlor. During hearings that took place last week, Kraft's legal team argued that making these videos public would "destroy" their client's right to a fair trial while also questioning the necessity of this motion.
"If the affidavit says what happened, what is the interest the public has in seeing it?" Kraft's attorney, William Burck, asked the court on Friday. "It's basically pornography."
As previously reported, Kraft was an alleged customer at the spa that doubled as a sex parlor. To support this, investigators claim to have "graphic" footage of Kraft engaging and soliciting sexual acts on multiple occasions. This includes a visit hours before his New England Patriots faced off against the Kansas City Chiefs for this year's AFC championship. However, Kraft's lawyers are arguing that these hidden cameras violated his constitutional rights to privacy, while Kraft is maintaining his innocence.
As of now, the judge has yet to determine if the public will have access to this footage. Kraft is currently facing two misdemeanor counts of soliciting another for prostitution, which holds the possibility of 60 days behind bars for each offense.