New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was busted for his alleged involvement in a prostitution ring at Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida. His alleged transgressions occurred in January and he was ultimately charged in February on two misdemeanor counts of first-degree solicitation. Since then, Kraft has pleaded not guilty to the charges and has been working tirelessly to make sure that the video of him in the spa doesn’t make it to the public. Kraft actually won a ruling earlier this week which put a hold on the public release of the video until after the trial.
Today, Kraft’s lawyers were back in court to question members of the Jupiter Police Department about why they installed cameras into the spa and the legality of it all. One of Kraft’s lawyers, Alex Spiro, was grilling a detective so hard that one of the members of the prosecution took exception.
In a video from inside the courtroom obtained by TMZ, there is an interaction between Spiro, the judge, and Assistant State Attorney Elizabeth Neto. At the end of the ordeal, Neto is clearly exasperated with Spiro and whispers to her colleague “What an a**hole.” Neto’s comments were picked up on a microphone inside the court but it doesn’t seem like anyone else heard it.
Regardless, this case is shaping up to be quite the legal battle.