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Attorneys for Robert Kraft ask courts to ensure videos in criminal case are never released publicly

Posted at 1:44 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 13:45:09-04

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is asking the courts to order that videos in his case from the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter are never made public.

Immediately after landing a major legal victory which ordered the videos suppressed for trial purposes, his attorneys have asked a judge to modify a previously issued protective order, preventing the videos from ever being released.

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Kraft faces two counts of soliciting prostitution after allegedly visiting the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter. He's denied the allegations.

The judge in Kraft's case has already issued a protective order on releasing the video publicly before the trial begins, saying it was necessary for a fair trial.

On Monday, the judge granted Kraft's motion to suppress, writing in part that Kraft had a "reasonable, subjective expectation of privacy, as would anyone seeking a private massage in a commercial or professional setting."

The judge also suppressed all information obtained from the traffic stop involving Kraft in January. The State Attorney's Office can appeal the order.

Now, Kraft's attorneys want to prevent the videos from being released to the public permanently.

In a motion, his attorneys write the protective order should expand, in part, because otherwise "the state may claim it is entitled to simply drop the charges against Mr. Kraft" and release the videos publicly.

A judge is yet to rule on this latest filing.

Kraft is due in court on May 21.


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