What to expect at Robert Kraft hearing Friday involving potential release of video

Ryan Hannable
April 12, 2019 - 9:23 am

There will be another hearing Friday in Florida involving Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his soliciting prostitution case.

A judge will hear the issue involving whether or not the video of Kraft allegedly receiving sex acts on back-to-back days in January at Orchids of Asia day spa should be released to the media. Outlets including The Boston Globe, ESPN, CBS have filed motions claiming the video should be released, while Kraft's team believes they would cause “irreparable harm" if made public.

Appearing on Mut & Callahan Friday morning, Boston 25's Ted Daniel does not believe a ruling will come Friday.

"I think it it possible, but more likely the judge will take the case under advisement and then issue a written ruling at a later date," he said. "There are so many eye balls on this case and there have been so many filings that I expect the judge is going to want to put it on paper and cite the case law he feels works for whatever decision he makes."

Kraft himself will not be present.

This is a separate issue of whether or not the video should be allowed in the case at all by the prosecution. That part of the case will be heard by a judge later in the month.

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