WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP/WBZ NewsRadio) — A judge in Florida temporarily blocks the release of video evidence in the Robert Kraft prostitution case
The ruling issued Tuesday afternoon stops the video from being released to news organizations as would routinely occur under Florida public records laws.
The tapes still could be released eventually but not until a jury is sworn in at trial or if prosecutors decline to purse charges.
Earlier in the day attorneys for two Florida massage parlor employees plan to ask a judge to hold police and prosecutors responsible for the possible unauthorized release of video that they say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex.
The New York Daily News reported last week that someone anonymously contacted TheBlast.com saying they had video showing Kraft naked with another person, presumably a massage therapist at the Orchids of Asia day spa in Jupiter.
Attorneys for spa owner Hua Zhang and therapist Lei Wang planned to ask a judge Tuesday to hold Jupiter police and the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office responsible. The court had barred release of the videos until it can be determined if they qualify as public records.
Kraft and the women have pleaded not guilty to prostitution charges.
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