Robert Kraft massage parlor video to be released to public, prosecutors say

Robert Kraft is fighting release of the video

Robert Kraft is fighting release of the video

Florida prosecutors say they plan on releasing footage of Robert Kraft allegedly receiving sexual services in a massage parlor - even though the Patriots owner is still fighting in court to keep the video under wraps, according to a new report. Kraft and his legal team have fought hard to suppress the videos.

However, Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg's office is arguing that it is obligated to publicly release the video under Florida law, and it says it will "pixelate or blur depictions of obscene or pornographic images before releasing such records to the public".

Wang allegedly managed the spa, and Hua Zhang has been identified by authorities as the owner of the spa.

In court papers, prosecutors said that - unless a judge tells them not to - they will move forward with releasing pixelated videos obtained by Jupiter police. Kraft has pleaded not guilty and seeks a jury trial.

"As the custodian of the records, [prosecutors] can not delay the release of records to allow a person to raise a constitutional challenge to the release of the documents", the office wrote. "The Public Records Act does not allow a custodian to delay the production of records to allow the resolution of a constitutional challenge to the release of the documents".

Diane Schulman, an attorney representing several media groups, argued spa owner Li "Cindy" Yang and another defendant in the case requested discovery, mandating the videos become part of the public record.

On Friday, Judge Leonard Hanser did not rule on whether to release video from the sting but asked all parties to submit proposed orders in the case by Tuesday.

In other words, Kraft contends that police had no right to record video inside the Orchids of Asia Day Spa.

Kraft is charged with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution. Police say he visited Orchids of Asia on two occasions to pay for sex, including on the morning of the AFC championship game in January.

But prosecutors have turned their attention towards the prosecutions of Wang and Zhang, and in both cases the videos must be made public.

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