Masseuses in Robert Kraft case claim prosecutors illegally leaked video
Robert Kraft’s legal team has been working to prevent an alleged video of the New England Patriots owner engaging in sexual activity at a day spa from being released to the public, but it sounds like they are losing the battle.
TMZ reports that the two women who run the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla., Hua Zhang and Lei Wang, have filed court documents seeking emergency action to prevent footage that was taken of Kraft and workers at the spa from being released. The documents state that the video is currently being shopped to various media outlets, and the only “logical conclusion” is that it was leaked by someone working for either the Jupiter Police Department or Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office.
Attorneys for Zhang and Wang are asking a judge to hold the law enforcement groups in criminal contempt, as they say the release of the footage would “egregiously jeopardize their rights to a fair trial.”
Kraft has claimed the footage was illegally obtained by investigators, while prosecutors are reportedly planning to release it and believe the public has a right to view it. A judge is expected to rule on whether or not the footage can be released in the near future.
Kraft is facing two charges of solicitation of prostitution, and the 77-year-old has already rejected a plea deal that would have seen the charges dropped. While the case seems to have taken a significant turn from where it began, prosectors remain confident that they have enough evidence against Kraft and the other individuals involved.