A new Florida court filing has revealed more embarrassing details about Patriots owner Robert Kraft's alleged patronage of Jupiter, Fla. health spa/brothel Orchids of Asia. Released just days after a Florida judge sealed footage of 77-year-old Kraft engaging in sex acts with two of the spa's masseuses (at least, for now), the latest filing recounted an embarrassing encounter between an unsuspecting Kraft and an officer involved in the investigation.
According to CNBC, which cited some of the new details disclosed in the filings, prosecutors said that police had only just set up the hidden cameras inside spa when Kraft visited it for the first time. The billionaire was driven to the spa by his personal driver.
Police hid cameras in the spa’s lobby and in “several massage rooms” just a day before Kraft’s first visit, on Jan. 19, court records show.
Kraft was taken to the spa that day in a white 2014 Bentley driven by his personal driver, Peter Bernon, according to the filing by prosecutor.
That filing said that Kraft is seen on video paying cash at the front desk to a worker named Lei Wang, who took him to a massage room where "Robert Kraft completely undressed" and then partially covered himself with a sheet.
Wang and another woman, Mingbi Shen, then sexually serviced him, according to prosecutors.
Afterward, Kraft "handed additional cash to both of the women and both gave the defendant a warm embrace," the filing said.
After settling up with the staff, Kraft departed in his Bentley, which was almost immediately pulled over by a local cop (this should have been an immediate red flag for Kraft to signal that something wasn't right).
Kraft then got into the front passenger seat of the Bentley, and was driven away by Bernon, prosecutors said.
A Jupiter police officer pulled over the Bentley shortly afterward.
"At the time, none of the [police officers who had been watching the video feed from the hidden cameras] knew that the suspect who had just committed the criminal act was Robert Kraft," prosecutors wrote.
Kraft’s face was “clearly” seen on the body’s camera of the cop who pulled over his Bentley, according to the filing.
Then, Kraft did the dumbest thing imaginable for a person in his position - he bragged about his identity to the cop, and even showed off one of his super bowl rings.
Prior to this, the police leading the investigation had no idea who Kraft was.
He even asked the investigating officer if they were a Miami Dolphins fan.
"Robert Kraft was very polite and respectful during the whole process," prosecutors wrote. "The defendant asked Ofc. Kimbark if he was a Dolphins fan."
"He then told the officer that he was the owner of the Patriots and that his driver was being nice to him by taking him somewhere," the filing said. "Robert Kraft explained to the officer that he had to go to Kansas City tomorrow."
"He said that the Patriots were playing the Chiefs," according to the filing.
"Kraft then showed Ofc. Kimbark his Super Bowl ring," prosecutors wrote, without identifying which of the then-five Super Bowl rings that Kraft could have at that time. The Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl in February.
"The officer asked the defendant his name again, and he said, 'Robert Kraft,'" and gave the cop his Massachusetts driver’s license showing his name, according to the filing.
Less than a day later, having apparently shrugged off the fact that he was arbitrarily stopped by the police and questioned about his identity after visiting a house of prostitution, Kraft returned to the spa for another 'sexual encounter.'
"The following day, January 20th, 2019, less than 24 hours after his sexual encounter with Mingbei Shen and Lei Wang, Robert Kraft returned to the spa," prosecutors wrote.
Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of prostitution, while the owner of the spa is facing charges of running a brothel.