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Kraft's Reported Convo With Cop Who Stopped Him: Dolphins

As in Miami team, which prosecutors say 'polite' Kraft mentioned while showing Super Bowl ring

(Newser) - What do you do when you're pulled over by the cops after leaving a day spa where you allegedly paid for sex? If the latest reports on Robert Kraft are accurate, you talk football and show off your Super Bowl ring. That's according to Florida prosecutors cited by... More »

Spa Customers Videotaped in Kraft Case Sue Authorities

They say the surveillance was unlawful

(Newser) - Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex. The lawsuit by 31 John and Jane Does alleges that... More »

Prosecutors Threaten New Move in Kraft Sex Case

That means releasing footage from a Florida spa

(Newser) - You may soon be watching video of Robert Kraft engaging in sex acts with alleged prostitutes at a Florida spa—if prosecutors follow through on their plan to release it, the Boston Globe reports. The Palm Beach County state attorney's office argued Wednesday in court papers that it can'... More »

Robert Kraft Asks for Jury Trial

New England Patriots owner reaffirms not guilty plea, waives arraignment

(Newser) - Looks like Robert Kraft is going to trial. The New England Patriots owner has waived his right to an arraignment and requested a jury trial in his prostitution case, according to court documents filed Tuesday and obtained by CNN . Kraft, 77, pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of soliciting... More »

Robert Kraft: 'I Am Truly Sorry'

The New England Patriots owner issues a statement

(Newser) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation, the AP reports. "I am truly sorry," Kraft said in a statement Saturday. "I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans... More »

Robert Kraft Won't Go for Plea Deal: Source

New England Patriots owner said to be in negotiations with authorities

(Newser) - It's far from confirmed, but CNN and the Boston Globe are both out with stories citing a source or sources who say New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not accept the plea deal that's been offered to him in a Florida prostitution case. The Globe refers to... More »

Prosecutors Make an Offer to Patriots Owner

Charges in prostitution case could be dropped, but there's a catch

(Newser) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft could see his charges dropped—as long as he admits that he would have been found guilty, had the case gone to trial. The proposed deferred prosecution agreement also calls for Kraft and a number of other men who have been charged with soliciting... More »

Florida Spa Founder Sells Access to Trump

Li Yang developed a more upscale business

(Newser) - The woman behind a now-infamous Florida day spa has been selling something a little more upscale: access to President Trump, Mother Jones reports. Li Yang, who started the spa-and-massage-parlor chain that recently ensnared New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft in a prostitution charge, has an investment business offering Trump-family access... More »

Founder of Spa Tied to Robert Kraft Has Ties With Trump, Too

Li 'Cindy' Yang spotted in pics with president and his family, invited by WH to DC events

(Newser) - President Trump went to bat for his friend Robert Kraft after the owner of the New England Patriots was charged with soliciting prostitution. The Miami Herald has now unearthed an odd link between Trump and the Kraft story, showing the president—as well as members of his family, including sons... More »

Patriots Owner Pleads Not Guilty

Robert Kraft requests non-jury trial

(Newser) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two counts of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution in a Florida case, according to court documents released Thursday. Kraft's attorney Jack Goldberger filed the written plea with the Palm Beach County court on Wednesday, the AP reports. Kraft, 77,... More »

2nd Billionaire Charged in Prostitution Ring

John Childs, 77, caught up in same sting as Patriots owner Robert Kraft

(Newser) - Not one billionaire, but two have been caught up in the human trafficking sting in Florida. Robert Kraft is the more high-profile name of the two (and the one everyone was buzzing about Friday), but equity firm owner John Childs has also made the list, per TCPalm . Childs, who owns... More »

Trafficking Sting Leads to Surprise Warrant for Patriots Owner

Robert Kraft charged with 2 counts of soliciting prostitution in Florida massage parlor

(Newser) - More than two dozen people have been arrested in Florida, caught up in a human trafficking bust, and among them: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, NBC News reports. Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr said Friday that Kraft was charged with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution, and that there'... More »

Woman: I Killed in Self-Defense. Court: 51 Years Behind Bars

Cyntoia Brown says she was forced into prostitution as teen, shot man to save her own life

(Newser) - Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and others have gone to bat for a woman fighting a life sentence for killing a man when she was a teen, after she says she was forced into prostitution by her pimp boyfriend. Now, per People , the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that Cyntoia Brown, 30,... More »

Robot Sex Is Coming to This US City. The Mayor's Not Happy

Sex-doll brothel out of Canada is headed to Houston

(Newser) - "Sex Robot Battle" sounds like the name of a B-movie one might stumble on during late-night channel-surfing, but that's actually how KTRK depicts a war brewing between the mayor of a Texas city and the owner of a "sexbot business" out of Canada. The owner of KinkySDollS,... More »

3D-Gun Advocate Accused of Sex With Minor Now in Jail

Cody Wilson is back in Texas

(Newser) - The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns was back in the US Sunday after being arrested in Taiwan, where police say he flew after learning he was being investigated for allegedly having sex with an underage girl, the AP reports. The US... More »

Nevada's HBO Star Pimp May Reopen Shuttered Brothel

A judge recently ruled in Dennis Hof's favor

(Newser) - Nevada's most famous legal pimp can re-open his brothel near Las Vegas after county officials ordered it closed, a judge ruled Monday. Per the AP , Dennis Hof, who starred in the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse," and is a Republican candidate for a state legislative seat, sued... More »

Mueller Plans to Question the 'Hollywood Madame'

Kristin Davis is close friends with Roger Stone

(Newser) - Next up, the "Hollywood Madame": Robert Mueller's team has told Kristin Davis that they want to sit down and talk, the Washington Post reports. Mueller's people are expected to question Davis—who's known for her pricey 2000s prostitution ring linked to the downfall of Elliot Spitzer—... More »

The Women Are in Prison. Pimps Are Going After Them

The 'Guardian' reports bail bondsmen can be in on it, too

(Newser) - The information is readily available online: The mugshot of a female inmate, the charges she was convicted on, and her release date. And predators are using it, finds the Guardian in an investigation. It reports that sex traffickers are both wooing "potential victims while they are still behind bars"... More »

Goodbye, Red-Light District. Hello, 'Mega-Brothel'

Belgian city to move sex workers into abandoned hangar that's been renamed 'Hangar d'Amour'

(Newser) - A Belgian nonprofit wanted to turn an abandoned hangar in the city of Ostend into a maritime museum—but city officials have decided on an entirely different use for the site instead. A "mega-brothel" is more what they have in mind, in what they say is an effort to... More »

Backpage CEO Wraps Up '3-State Guilty Plea Tour'

Carl Ferrer will testify against co-founders, face max of 5 years in Arizona

(Newser) - A laundry list of high-level staffers at Backpage.com are facing money laundering and facilitating prostitution charges , with one top executive now agreeing to testify against the rest of them. Per the AP , CEO Carl Ferrer has struck a plea deal in which he'll admit guilt to state and... More »

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