Robert Kraft attorney asks judge to keep 'pornography' video away from public

Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg makes a statement regarding a sex-trafficking bust in front of his offices in West Palm Beach Fla

Attorneys for the New England Patriots owner were in court Friday to try to block the video from going public.

William Burck, Kraft's attorney, argued in Palm Beach County Court that surveillance footage from the spa should not be released to the media because it would violate Kraft's privacy rights, compromise his right to a fair trial, and interfere in an active criminal investigation. Kraft was one of about 300 male customers charged in a multicounty investigation that also resulted in 10 massage parlors being closed and their owners charged with felony prostitution.

Seeing it would only serve "prurient interests" and get "eyeballs and clicks", which could taint the jury pool, he said.

'It's basically pornography, ' said Burck according to CNBC. Kraft rejected the offer and is continuing to fight the charges against him for allegedly soliciting prostitution.

Back in January, police obtained a search warrant to secretly record the 77-year-old paying for and receiving sexual services.

Video cameras were installed in the spa in order to investigate human trafficking, but instead recorded a brazen act of Kraft's that certainly remains unsavory, regardless of context.

Attorneys for media outlets said redacted versions of the video evidence should be released on public interest grounds, and Hanser said that he would grant their motion to intervene in the case.

Prosecutors have ruled that the Orchids of Asia spa will not be charged with human trafficking, claiming they found no evidence of such activity.

He gave parties a deadline of Tuesday to submit additional documents.

Kraft and his attorneys are asking a judge to seal videos of his alleged sex acts with a spa worker from public view.



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