Robert Kraft's Super Bowl celebration came to a screeching halt after he was issued an arrest warrant for allegedly receiving sex acts at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla. During the subsequent legal proceedings, Kraft was faced with the potential release of hidden camera footage of himself allegedly engaging in the acts in question.
That won't be happening as of Wednesday, however, as judge Joseph Marx barred the release of any videos to the public before an upcoming April 29 hearing, stating his intent to hear from all parties beforehand.
Judge bars release of Robert Kraft massage videos. https://t.co/uhajUj4lWi— AP NFL (@AP_NFL) April 17, 2019
Prosecutors at the Palm Beach State Attorney's Office planned to have the videos released, citing their belief that they are public records under Florida law. The clips would have been released in pixelated form.
However, Kraft's attorney's filed an emergency motion to have the evidence blocked prior to the start of the upcoming hearings, citing an invasion of privacy and the denial of his client's right to a fair trial.
Despite the threats made by prosecutors, Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges of soliciting prostitution for allegedly paying for sexual acts at the spa. His attorney has requested a hearing date for May 17.
While the videos have been blocked for now, there's still a chance that they could be released at a later date once hearings kick off at the end of the month.