Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida spa, Feb 2019

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  1. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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    JUPITER — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution in connection with a Florida spa tied to an international human trafficking ring, police said Friday.

    The NFL owner was charged with paying for sexual services at Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter.

    The spa was among 10 shut down in the Orlando area, Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast after a several-month investigation revealed women there were in "sexual servitude," according to arrest records.

    Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida spa
     
  2. flute4peace

    flute4peace Well-Known Member

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    Self-deleting because further information says that trafficking may have been involved. Absolutely nothing funny about that type of situation. Those poor girls! :(
     
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  3. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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  5. Medstudies

    Medstudies Blue hair don’t care

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    The argument is that maybe he didn’t know the female was a trafficking victim. :rolleyes:

    I’m so over people saying prostitution is a victimless crime. Raise of hands for anyone who, as a child, aspired to be a sex worker.
     
  6. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Officials say Kraft was driven to the spa by a chauffeur ... and say they have video of the Pats owner "that shows the act that took place" with him inside of the spa.

    The average cost per visit for services was $59 for half an hour and $79 per hour, according to police.

    The investigation took roughly 8 months and officials say they've identified more than 100 men suspected of being "Johns."

    Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged for Soliciting Prostitution, He Denies Charges
     
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    ewww! JS....
     
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    sloane7777 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed , we know some girls on this forum who are sex workers and I Would NEVER NEVER judge , but forced trafficking is a whole different world and its horrible!
     
  9. diggndeeperstill

    diggndeeperstill Well-Known Member

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    Not the biggest name... wow that will be interesting! Who is bigger than an 8 billion dollar man?

    Checking out the reviews, once you get passed all the fake ones of the day, this stands out.

    “Stay away. Someone shut this place down and let these girls go work somewhere else. I have to add that I WAS having a good massage, but obviously this place is being ran into the ground by bad management. Note: When you enter, look at the manager's face... you'll see stress in her eyes. I should've listened to my gut when I noticed that. Better still, someone should perhaps investigate this business to check these girls are being paid and not slaves. Something fishy here...”
    orchid spa jupiter - Google Search
     
  10. Medstudies

    Medstudies Blue hair don’t care

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    Absolutely. My deep compassion to those who find themselves in this line of work. I have never and would never disparage a person for doing so.

    But the predatory behavior of those who solicit workers, nope all day long.
     
  11. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    The police said Mr. Kraft visited twice, dropped off by a driver. The mall, anchored on one end by an Outback Steakhouse, is near lushly landscaped gated communities — and less than five miles from Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter.

    At least one person, Lanyun Ma, 49, was charged with human trafficking. Affidavit of Probable Cause: https://ewscripps.brightspotcdn.com/74/98/64c708b942ac9a24ed0e40f57db0/hua-pc.pdf

    The police began their investigation by searching online reviews for the business, several of which used a slang term for a sex act that was available to male customers. After conducting 24-hour video surveillance in November, the police noticed that only male clients entered, despite the spa’s advertising some services primarily used by women.

    The charges against Mr. Kraft could lead to discipline from the N.F.L. even if he is not convicted. The league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, has broad authority to hold players and owners accountable for conduct he deems detrimental to the league.

    While Mr. Kraft lives in Massachusetts, he has owned property in Palm Beach, Fla., for a number of years.

    Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged in Florida Prostitution Sting
     
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    Medstudies Blue hair don’t care

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    Not the biggest name? Wow for sure. So my local news is running this:

    Patriots owner charged as 'john' in Florida human trafficking/prostitution investigation

    “As a friend of President Trump, Kraft is a frequent visitor to Mar-a-Lago, which is roughly 30 minutes south of downtown Jupiter. He was in the area as recently as last weekend, when he attended a fundraiser at The Breakers for the Everglades Foundation, according to WPTV.”

    Okay, I’m just going to wait as this mess unfolds. And I’m going to await the outcry from the Johns that their deeds were recorded. I’m sure they are just shocked! :eek:;)
     
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    Yall excuse me... I gotta go make MassGuy a cup of coffee..... He may be taking this real hard.............. I hope I didn't "word that wrongly".....moo
     
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    oopsie. here's another one! (this is bananas. why in the hell would billionaires be getting hand jobs at the local massage parlour? gotta be WAY more to this.) funny how 2 out of 3 so far are named john! ha!

    Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

    John Havens, Citigroup Inc.’s former president and chief operating officer, has been caught up in the same prostitution bust that has also ensnared New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft.



    The names of Havens and Kraft were on a list of 25 men being charged for soliciting prostitution in a probe that spans multiple agencies, according to the police department in the city of Jupiter. Police cited video evidence from inside the Orchids of Asia massage parlor, and a broader investigation throughout the state has seen other charges brought.
     
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    the absolute stupdity of this situation-- i love the patriots and have had the utmost
    respect for Mr Kraft, but geez Louise, you are freaking billionaire --you certainly are fami!iar with the term discreet and yet you have your chauffer drive you to some dumpy
    spa where you are caught on video doing something or other sex stuff-- oh the stupidity
    of it, notwithstanding the shame you have brought to the team you own
     
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    Cheapskates. And the thrill. They an have anything they want in the world so I am sure they look for unusual escapades.
     
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    He just wanted to go in, close his eyes, get a hand job and leave. Figured it was cheaper and easier than calling an escort service.
     
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    And then it occurs to me: rapists. Many can afford to get sex other ways. Many have willing partners.

    Of course we all understand- It isn’t about sex. It’s about power, degradation and depravity. I can’t help but think there is some of this with Kraft.

    MOO, I think Kraft and other people get off (literally and figuratively) with abusing others. I think they enjoy the subjugation/humiliation of those less fortunate. (Having flashbacks of “Trading Places)

    And maybe I’m wrong.
     
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    oh that's definitely what's bizarre about this. why this one? it's not like there is only ONE of these. why would so many billionaires be going to this one spa? i bet it's not a pretty answer. at all. and not that we will likely ever have that answer, but my gut tells me something foul goes on in that spa. (no offense to the ladies who work there that are likely all victims).
     

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