Robert Kraft Day Spa Customer Sues Cops for Violation of Civil Rights … You Had No Right to Videotape Me!
The Jupiter Police Dept. and Palm Beach prosecutors are being sued by a patron at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa … claiming the secret videotaping inside the spa is a gross violation of the customer’s federal civil rights.
The lawsuit was filed anonymously — listing the plaintiff as John Doe. Doe was not charged with a criminal offense like Robert Kraft, but he was at the spa during the period where video cameras were rolling in every room. Doe says in the suit he did not engage in any sexual activity in the spa.
The lawsuit describes a crazy way in which the cameras were installed. According to the suit, obtained by TMZ, the Jupiter PD staged a false “suspicious package” warning on January 18 that triggered an evacuation of the spa. While everyone was outside, cops came in and installed secret cameras in the private rooms. Doe went in the next day to receive a massage.
Doe says in the lawsuit, filed by top attorney Joe Tacopina, that the secret recordings violate his civil rights … especially since everything he did was on the up and up.
Doe claims the risk the videos will become public is high, because of the celebrities who have been snared in the case.
The lawsuit also says the cops were sleazy in the way they investigated … sometimes following patrons who drove away and stopping them for minor traffic violations and grilling them about what went on inside the spa. The suit claims cops also rifled through trash to find napkins and tissues with semen.
He wants damages and an injunction, ordering authorities to destroy all videotapes.
The lawsuit was filed in federal court and Tacopina tells TMZ a dozen other plaintiffs will follow suit and this will become a class action.