Robert Kraft lawyer upset with video, believes it violates Fourth Amendment

Ryan Hannable
March 23, 2019 - 9:43 am
Categories: 

One of Robert Kraft's lawyers is speaking out on the legality of the video recording inside of Orchids of Asia day spa in Jupiter, Florida, the place where Kraft allegedly received sex acts on back-to-back days in late January.

“We’ve looked at . . . the law around the warrant for the video surveillance inside the spa, and we think it is a violation of the Fourth Amendment,” William Burck said, via the New York Post. “We also believe the traffic stop [made by police as the men left the spa] was illegal and a violation of the Constitution. . . .

“The state attorney should take a look how the evidence in this case was obtained by the police and explain how this evidence passes Constitutional muster, because we don’t see it.”

The lawyer also noted the prosecution hasn't agreed to keep the video confidential, which is why they are taking matters to court.

“We put in a motion for a protective order of the evidence in this case, a standard request in any case to keep evidence protected until trial — especially since the video evidence supposedly contains private moments between [two or more] people,” Burck said. “We’ve been surprised and disappointed that the state attorney did not sign on to the protective order, because it is a standard procedure in a criminal case. They declined to agree to the protective order.”

The two sides are reportedly still working on an agreement to avoid trial. Kraft denied a deal this week that would have dropped all charges if he admitted he would have been found guilty during a trial.

Kraft is scheduled to appear in court March 28.

Related: Patriots reportedly working on new deal with Stephen Gostkowski

Comments ()