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Jupiter day spa customers sue authorities, alleging they were unlawfully videotaped

Posted: 3:04 PM, Apr 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-23 03:47:16Z
Orchids of Asia Day Spa

JUPITER, Fla. — Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class action lawsuit, claiming Florida authorities unlawfully videotaped them as they received legal massages at a Jupiter day spa where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft allegedly paid for sex.

According to the Associated Press, the lawsuit by 31 'John and Jane Does' alleges that prosecutors and the Jupiter Police Department violated their rights to privacy by videotaping them "without their knowledge or consent" at Orchids of Asia Day Spa in January.

The lawsuit also alleges Jupiter police unlawfully obtained 'sneak-and-peek' warrants, which allowed detectives to install hidden cameras at the spa.

None of the 31 plaintiffs have been charged with a crime, according to the Associated Press.

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This is an amendment to a lawsuit filed on April 15 by a man identified as John Doe. His lawsuit claims Jupiter police were "spying" on him while he was in a "state of undress" during a massage at Orchids of Asia Day Spa.

That plaintiff also has not been charged in the investigation.

The Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office declined comment to the Associated Press.

Jupiter police didn't respond to an email or phone call from the Associated Press seeking comment.

In February, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder announced the results of an eight-month investigation, which he said uncovered prostitution operations at five day spas from Jupiter to Hobe Sound.

According to the Sheriff, the spas involved were:

  • Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter
  • Cove Day Spa in Stuart
  • Therapy Spa in Stuart
  • Bridge Day Spa in Hobe Sound
  • Sequoia Apple Day Spa in Hobe Sound