Florida Prosecutors Plan To Release Video In Robert Kraft Sex Scandal

The videos will be released not because of the cases against Kraft or the 24 other men, but rather as part of the cases against the two women accused of owning and managing the spa while it served as a house of prostitution.

New court documents say that prosecutors plan on showing their video evidence of Kraft and other men paying for and receiving sexual services at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa.

He has pleaded not guilty.

The spa's owner, Hua Zhang, and manager, Lei Wang, are being prosecuted, too. "Because permitting release of the Videos would amount to a "cat-out-of-the-bag" scenario that thereafter precludes judicial remedy (as the prosecution no doubt is banking on), it is appropriate and necessary that this Court on an emergency basis prohibit release of the Videos, at least until such time as Judge Hanser has had opportunity to rule on the motion pending before him".

In court documents obtained by The Boston Globe, Aronberg's office wrote Wednesday, "as the custodian of the records, can not delay the release of records to allow a person to raise a constitutional challenge to the release of the documents".

During a hearing last week before Hanser, Kraft defense attorney William Burck questioned the need to release the videos, especially given that already public affidavits from Jupiter police provided a detailed account of what transpired between Kraft and women on January 19 and 20. Kraft attorney William Burck argued last week.

One of Kraft's attorneys last week described the recording of Kraft's actions in the spa as "pornography".

The cameras were installed in January after officers used an undisclosed ruse to gain access to the spa.

It was not clear when the video will be released.

In the documents filed Wednesday, State Attorney Dave Aronberg said he can not wait for a ruling on Kraft's legal challenge. Previously, they've argued against the release of the videos due to them being illegally shot, as well as their potential to taint a jury and prevent him from getting a fair trial. Burck said his client would face "catastrophic" harm and that "the public's interest in seeing this video is all about prurient interest".


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