Oh did you think you’d get through the week without hearing one more very gross thing?
You were wrong.
A bust of several Florida massage parlors has ensnared dozens of individuals in a prostitution investigation, one of whom happens to be New England Patriots owner and prominent Trump supporter Robert Kraft.
According to police in Jupiter, FL, Kraft is facing two counts of soliciting prostitution and a warrant will be issued for his arrest.
In case you’d like to throw up a little more in your mouth, according to Deadspin there is video of Kraft engaging in sex acts “on two occasions” and the spa is named “Orchids of Asia.”
WATCH: Jupiter Police say New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft faces two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution in connection to the spa sex crackdown at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter.— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) February 22, 2019
What we know: https://t.co/9KM5YrcOTu pic.twitter.com/fZzP6sqdgz
It would be very easy to make a bunch of jokes about happy endings and deflated balls here but the charges are deadly serious as the spas in question are being investigated for suspected human trafficking in addition to prostitution.
The spas linked to Kraft were part of a wider multi-county investigation into human trafficking in Florida. According to TCPalm.com many of the women involved in the case are Chinese nationals who are kept in the spas for days or even months for the purpose of “sexual servitude.”
Police said victims, identified in court records as Jane Does, lived inside the spas and worked as prostitutes. Some stayed for days, others for months.
None were allowed to leave on their own. They did not have their own vehicles and generally spoke Mandarin or Cantonese, not English.
If accurate the allegations made in the Florida investigation amount to nothing short of sexual slavery.
TCPalm.com goes on to report:
Currey said many came from China on temporary work visas, indebted to the the brokers who helped them reach America, but believing legitimate jobs awaited them.
“Some of them are trying to make a better life for themselves,” he said. “These people truly are stuck.”
They were shamed, intimidated and taught not to speak to law enforcement or immigration officials.
I really don't care if Robert Kraft wants to pay for the services of a legitimate, consenting sex worker.— Denizcan Grimes (@MrFilmkritik) February 22, 2019
I absolutely care if Robert Kraft is paying to have sex with women who are being trafficked and/or held against their will, and you should too. Hope Kraft goes to jail.
Observers were quick to point out Kraft’s connection to Donald Trump, who happens to own a lot of property in Palm Beach County where the spas in question are located.
Here are some great pictures of Donald Trump with his good friend, Robert Kraft, who was just arrested for soliciting prostitutes in Jupiter, Florida. The adage, "you are the company you keep" comes to mind. pic.twitter.com/tyDwJcoin6— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) February 22, 2019
Bob Kraft donated $1,000,000 to Trump’s inauguration. https://t.co/pGUedo23KG— Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) February 22, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein. Robert Kraft. It's not a coincidence that people in close proximity to Donald Trump keep going down for sex crimes.— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) February 22, 2019
if you’re gonna foia that kraft video, i’m begging you not to.— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) February 22, 2019
Hahahahahagarrgghh!! Too cheap to have a private!?! All #Trump’s pals must be ingesting TONS of testosterone! Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged in Prostitution Sting via @NYTimes https://t.co/1Yhk5z6UDJ— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 22, 2019
I actually don't care if Robert Kraft is seeing a sex worker. I do care if these sex workers are being trafficked against their will.— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) February 22, 2019
Adam Schefter just said on SportsCenter that a source told him Kraft is "not the biggest name" caught up in this sting. ...............— Ryan Glasspiegel (@sportsrapport) February 22, 2019