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Robert Kraft's Spa Sex Tape Officially Thrown Out By The Judge

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Judge says video of Robert Kraft’s allegedly illicit massage parlor encounter can’t be used as evidence

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft won a major victory in court when a judge granted his legal team's motion to suppress video evidence obtained by police in Florida's Orchids of Asia spa, multiple outlets reported.

Hanser had already ruled that the Kraft videos can not be released publicly until his trial is underway or the case is settled or dismissed. Whether or not that motion is granted depends on where the prosecutors choose to go from here.

Prosecutors argued that the warrant was aimed at stopping a felony-level prostitution operation and legally obtained.

Hanser added that the police stop of Kraft's auto on January 19 was an unlawful search, and as such, all information obtained from that search is also suppressed.

"The court finds that the search warrant does not contain required minimization guidelines and that minimization techniques employed in this case did not satisfy constitutional requirements", Hasner wrote.

Hanser ruled last month that - in the interest of ensuring a fair trial - the video would be withheld from the public, at least until a jury was sworn in, a plea agreement was reached or prosecutors dropped the case. Kraft's lawyers essentially said they suspect that Aronberg will punish their client by making the videos public after the criminal case against Kraft - and possibly 24 other men arrested in the investigation - has fallen apart. The ruling is similar to one in a neighboring county, where a judge also suppressed video of men allegedly paying for massage parlor sex.

"I am truly sorry", Kraft wrote in a statement days after the case was brought to light. Attorneys for the billionaire, per USA Today, are expected to use Monday's ruling to argue that the video should continue to be kept under wraps.

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