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Client who visited Jupiter spa files federal lawsuit, claims civil rights were violated

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Client who visited Jupiter spa files federal lawsuit, claims civil rights were violated (WPEC)

A man who visited the same day spa that Robert Kraft visited that was under surveillance filed a federal lawsuit against the Jupiter Police Department.

The man, identified as "John Doe," claims Jupiter police violated his constitutional rights on Jan. 19 by spying on him as he was undressing "in a private massage room at a private spa facility, despite having failed to meet the constitutional requirements to secretly record him in suck a private setting," according to the lawsuit. Jan. 19 is the same day Kraft allegedly visited Orchids of Asia Day Spa to pay for sex acts.

"John Doe" is not among the 25 men charged in the local prostitution bust and believes he was wrongfully recorded, according to the lawsuit.

"On information and belief, the Jupiter Police recorded Mr. Doe while undressed and receiving a massage," an attorney wrote in the lawsuit. "Mr. Doe did not engage in any sexual or illegal activity at any time while receiving his massage at the Spa."

The lawsuit lists Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office, the detective who got the warrant to install cameras inside the spa, as well as the Jupiter Police Department, as defendants.

Lawyers for "John Doe" say in the lawsuit that due to the defendants' actions, John Doe "suffered invasion of his privacy, embarrassment, loss of business opportunities, and substantial expenses—including legal fees and court costs—in vindicating his rights."

Read the full lawsuit below:



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