The Super Bowl party is over for the New England Patriots, and they're now dealing with yet another scandal.
This time, however, it involves owner Robert Kraft, who has been named in a sex trafficking scandal at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, FL. Kraft was charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution, and an arrest warrant is expected to be issued on Monday.
But more details continue to emerge.
According to police, Kraft was dropped off by his chauffeur twice, and paid between $59 and $79 for sex acts. A police affidavit revealed that those payments did not include intercourse.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paid between $59 and $79 for sex acts, the police say https://t.co/sCzLomsEhJ— Bloomberg (@business) February 24, 2019
Kraft was supposedly caught on camera making a payment for the aforementioned acts, but he has proclaimed his innocence (via his spokesperson).
It's not known if Kraft had any knowledge of human trafficking inside the parlor, but it's his actions that are raising eyebrows. What's not forgotten is that Kraft made a substantial donation to a Massachusetts anti-sex trafficking group.
Fining Robert Kraft the maximum allowable NFL owner fine of $500,000, based on median net worth in America and Kraft’s net worth of $6.6B, is the equivalent of fining the average fan $2.87. pic.twitter.com/78Xu8iqRA9— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 23, 2019
There's plenty of uncertainty surrounding what punishment he will face, which we should find out more about in the coming weeks, but the latest details don't help the Patriots owner whatsoever.