New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft fights Florida's public records law in order to suppress handie video


In an effort to halt the release of a video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft getting a hand job at a South Florida sex spa, the billionaire's high-profile legal team has opted to challenge the Florida Constitution.

Specifically, Deadspin reports, Kraft's lawyers, William Burck and Alex Spiro, are keying in on Florida's public records laws, claiming that they violate the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which is designed to protect citizens from unlawful searches and seizures. Kraft's defense team argued in court last week that the police report describing a spa worker "manipulating Kraft's penis" is sufficient to get the point across. 

According to law enforcement, Kraft allegedly paid and received sexual acts at the Orchid of Asia Spa in Jupiter twice.

Kraft was charged with two counts of soliciting sex as part of an investigation into suspected human trafficking in late February, both of which are misdemeanors that carry a maximum penalty of a small amount of jail time and fines that, well, any billionaire could shell out without having to think twice. He denies any illegal activity and has entered a plea of not guilty.

Prosecutors have since conceded that no evidence of human trafficking was detected during the investigation.

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