Robert Kraft's lawyers are fighting battles on several fronts.
Media organizations filed a joint motion in Palm Beach County on Tuesday moving to oppose the New England Patriots owner's recent motion to have evidence suppressed by protective order in his solicitation case, attorney Daniel Wallach reported Tuesday night.
BREAKING: Media organizations have moved to intervene in Robert Kraft’s solicitation of prostitution case for the purpose of opposing his motion for a protective order to prevent non-parties from gaining access to evidence gathered during the investigation (including videotapes) pic.twitter.com/TKZ7tNpA4a— Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) March 27, 2019
Kraft's legal team filed its motion last Wednesday requesting that any evidence from a Florida human trafficking investigation not be made public. Essentially, the media is filing a counter-motion to ensure the video isn't suppressed.
Police have said they have video evidence of Kraft entering the Orchids of Asia Day spa in Jupiter, Fla., and paying cash for sexual favors. Kraft, who maintained his innocence Tuesday by pleading not guilty and requesting a jury trial, obviously doesn't want that video to get out.
The sheriff in Martin County, which borders Palm Beach County, said recently he expects video in the case to be made public eventually, since Florida's public records law has no protection on evidence once a case is over.
Wallach reiterated that policy Tuesday night on Twitter.
Here is how Florida’s open records law treats the evidence (including videos) gathered by law enforcement in the Kraft case:— Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) March 27, 2019
EXEMPT prior to being disclosed to the defendant.
NO LONGER EXEMPT once turned over to the defense.
UNLESS, disclosure would impede right to fair trial.
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