The saga has ended…well, sort of.
Prosecutors have decided to drop all misdemeanor prostitution charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, as well as 24 other defendants who had been connected to a 2019 sex sting in Jupiter.
Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg made the announcement Thursday, according to our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5.
The charges were based on a lengthy police investigation conducted at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in early 2019.
Jupiter Police had argued that Kraft even visited the spa on the day of the AFC Championship game.
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“It is not a lack of will that caused us to drop the charges in the spa cases,” Aronberg added.
Rather, it seems it was the Florida Attorney General’s decision earlier this week to not appeal a court decision that had blocked the release of video which seems to show Kraft paying for sex at the massage parlor.
Last month, a state appeals court ruled that police violated his and others’ rights by secretly recording the acts.
“Without these videos, we cannot move forward with our prosecutions, and thus we are ethically compelled to drop the cases against all the defendants,” Aronberg disappointedly admitted.
Nonetheless, Kraft’s attorneys want to have the video destroyed.
The question now is…will he finally be able to put the whole thing behind him?