Robert Kraft Makes 1st Public Statement Since Being Accused Of Soliciting Prostitutes – I Am Truly Sorry
Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, has finally spoken out on his solicitation charges connected to a prostitution sting in Jupiter, Florida. The 77-year-old, along with 25 individuals, has been charged with allegedly soliciting prostitution. Kraft was allegedly caught on video at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. Kraft said in a statement:
“I am truly sorry. I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard.”
He continues, denying all allegations of paying women for sex and being blessed to have his wife throughout this dark moment.
“Throughout my life, I have always tried to do the right thing. The last thing I would ever want to do is disrespect another human being. I have extraordinary respect for women; my morals and my soul were shaped by the most wonderful woman, the love of my life, who I was blessed to have as my partner for 50 years,”
“As I move forward, I hope to continue to use the platform with which I have been blessed to help others and to try to make a difference. I expect to be judged not by my words, but by my actions. And through those actions, I hope to regain your confidence and respect.”
The Patriots owner is set to be in court for the two counts of misdemeanor first-degree solicitation charges on March 28, according to reports.
Kraft’s lawyer, William Burck, tells ESPN they are planning to correct the misinformation that has been reported about the allegations. Burck says,
“There was no human trafficking and law enforcement knows it. The video and the traffic stop were illegal and law enforcement just doesn’t want to admit it. The state attorney needs to step up and do the right thing and investigate how the evidence in this case was obtained.”
As previously reported, Kraft was given a plea deal in connection to the charges that included the NFL owner completing 100 hours of community service along with submitting to a STD test. Kraft has denied the plead deal offered by Florida prosecutors.
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