Robert Kraft Says Making "Rub & Tug" Footage Public Would Ruin Fair Trial
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft found himself embroiled in a huge media firestorm when it was revealed that he was one of roughly 200 men picked up in a prostitution sting at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida. Authorities claim that they have a video of Kraft soliciting prostitution on two separate occasions. This led to two misdemeanor charges against kraft; charges he pleaded not guilty to. While Kraft has apologized for what he's done, he still wants to fight his impending case as he believes the evidence obtained by authorities was done so illegally.
Kraft and his legal team say the police had no right to install cameras in the spa. In new court documents obtained by TMZ, Kraft is doubling down on his assertions and is urging that the video remains private. Otherwise, he feels like his right to a fair trial would be violated.
Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesHis legal team says the video would do "irreparable harm on Mr. Kraft before essential legal determinations and proceedings can run their course."
"If released, these videos are guaranteed to be broadcast all around the world, thereafter making it virtually impossible for Mr. Kraft to obtain a fair trial," the documents continued.
Kraft's trial has yet to start so we will be sure to provide updates on the case as it progresses.