FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A federal decide in Florida has ordered the destruction of movie that allegedly displays New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft spending for therapeutic massage parlor intercourse, in accordance to courtroom paperwork.
U.S. District Judge Rodolfo A. Ruiz II on Friday ruled that the films of Kraft and other shoppers will have to be wiped from existence, mainly because the Jupiter law enforcement surveillance was deemed unlawful, the South Florida Sunshine Sentinel reported. Kraft’s lawyers experienced argued that the billionaire feared the tapes of him in the nude would be publicized on the online.
A misdemeanor solicitation demand in opposition to Kraft was dropped in September following an appeals courtroom ruled that movie evidence couldn’t be employed in the case.
Kraft, 79, and some others have been billed in February 2019 in a multicounty investigation of therapeutic massage parlors that involved the top secret installation of movie cameras in the spas’ lobbies and rooms. Police say the recordings exhibit Kraft and other guys participating in sexual intercourse functions with girls and paying them.
Law enforcement say they recorded Kraft, a widower, spending for sex functions at the Orchids of Asia spa on consecutive days in January 2019. Kraft pleaded not guilty but issued a community apology for his actions.