It seems like Robert Kraft’s prostitution scandal isn’t going away any time soon.
Back in February, Kraft and several other “Johns” were busted for allegedly soliciting prostitutes in a Flordia Asian massage parlor.
Kraft and others are fighting the case by arguing that police illegally installed cameras in the spa that led to the arrests.
Via NY Times
The Florida state attorney general, taking up the case for the state attorney in Palm Beach County who charged Mr. Kraft and two dozen others with solicitation of prostitution, asked an appeals court to overturn that decision, arguing that the police in the case followed established procedures for obtaining a warrant to install the cameras. A warrant must “be predicated on a showing of probable cause, and be particularized as to the place to be searched and items to be seized,” the state attorney general wrote in a 52-page brief with the Fourth District Court of Appeal of Florida. “This warrant satisfied all three requirements.”
Mr. Kraft’s lawyers also argued that patrons in the spa who were not under suspicion of soliciting prostitution, and who were videotaped without their knowledge, had their privacy violated.
Last night Vanity Fair released an extremely in-depth exposé into the Robert Kraft case that revealed some interesting new details in the case.
According to the Vanity Fair report, Kraft went to the massage parlor for a regular massage but ended up getting a “rub and tug” when offered. Kraft told friends that he felt “a real connection” with two of the ladies Lulu and Mingi.
Via Vanity Fair
At Orchids, according to the Jupiter police, Kraft paid cash to the spa’s co-owner, Lei Wang, who goes by Lulu, and received a hand job from her and another worker, later identified as Shen Mingbi. After Kraft ejaculated, Mingbi wiped his penis with a white towel. Then she and Lulu helped him get dressed.
As Kraft left the spa in the white Bentley, Officer Scott Kimbark, nicknamed Bark, stopped the car for a minor traffic violation. Kraft asked the officer if he was a Miami Dolphins fan and showed him his Super Bowl ring, explaining that he was the owner of the Patriots. Kimbark, having accomplished his mission, let Kraft and Bernon go with a warning.
Later that day, Kraft called his friend. “You won’t believe what happened to me,” his friend recalls him bragging. Kraft explained how he had gone for what he thought was a regular massage, but that the masseuse had given him a hand job instead.
The friend excoriated Kraft for getting a “rub and tug.” Kraft, seemingly hurt, insisted that it “wasn’t like that.” He said he had felt a real connection with Lulu and Mingbi.
Kraft would return the next day to the spa early in the morning where he took advantage of the spa’s “early bird special” before heading out to watch the Patriots take on the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC championship game.
Later that evening, Kraft received a call from Orchids, asking him to visit again. (At the time, Kraft’s number in Palm Beach was publicly listed.) Kraft, according to his friend, was thrilled. He did not seem to understand that the spa was merely soliciting repeat business.
The next day, Kraft returned to Orchids, this time with a driver in a 2015 blue Bentley. He arrived before 11 a.m., qualifying for the early bird special: $15 off. He received a hand job and a blow job from Lulu, and left after 14 minutes. That afternoon he flew to Kansas City, to watch his team play the Chiefs in the NFL playoffs. The Patriots won.
While Kraft may eventually beat his case that damage is already done to his reputation.