If Bob Kraft went into a Spa where Chinese women were being held captive in the same way slaves were held for the purpose of providing sexual services to men, and if Bob Kraft received some sexual services from those poor imprisoned women he very well may lose the Patriots for his actions abetting this cruel treatment of women.
Yes, I know, you’re going to say he just went in a couple or more time and had nothing to do with the slavery aspect of it. That’s true in part, but if he and the thousands like him did not go into those places then they would not exist. It is every dollar that is paid by men seeking a happy ending that keeps these young women in bondage. Bob Kraft if he participated in these women providing sexual activity for him was participating in keeping the slavery market running.
I know if he did as alleged his contribution to this slave market is de minimus but that’s not the point. If we are going to stop the trafficking in women then every action promoting it, whether de minimus or not, is wrong and injurious to those women. It is the equivalent to a strict liability statute where the burden is upon the person seeking the services to ensure that they are not being provided by women slaves. And guys with the money that Kraft has could certainly have spent a de minimus amount determining who these young Asian women were and how they happened to be trapped in the filthy spa where he found them.
If he did as suggested, didn’t it ever occur to him that he was taking advantage of these women by engaging in sordid acts with them? Didn’t he recognize, if he took advantage of these helpless women, that no woman of free will would be willing to participate in such actions with an old man like him for such a small amount of money unless they had no choice? Wasn’t he knowledgeable if he did as alleged that he was engaging in criminal activity with the women by receiving sexual services from them?
The whole thing makes one’s skin crawl. How will you feel when you see him during the Patriot’s game sitting in his box knowing there are drug addicted women imprisoned in filthy rooms who he abused if he paid for sex with them. With all his billions of dollars if he did as alleged he sleazily violated impoverished trapped young Asian women. One can only wonder that if this occurred whether in his mind he believed it was all right to abuse Chinese women. Does he consider that Asian women do not deserve respect? That they are different.
It is not pie in the sky thinking that Kraft may lose the Patriots. In the child pornography area the mere possession of a pornographic picture of a child can result in a heavy fine. Recently in Florida David Rothenberg, a lawyer, was found with more than 1,000 child pornography pictures he viewed at home and in his law office. He was sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison; he was also ordered to pay $142,000 to 9 children whose photographs he viewed. His case is part of trend in the country to punish people who viewed these photographs with fines. The theory is based on the idea that if there weren’t customers for child pornography it would not exist just like if there weren’t customers for women held in slavery the slavery would end.
Victims of child pornography have begun to fight back. According to this article claims of over a million dollars have been made against a people who merely viewed the victim’s photograph. How much more will people held in slavery be able to demand from those who come in, physically violate them against their wills, and leave. As you know those who are in slavery have no free will and they must do what they are told. Don’t all these men know this?
Can every Asian woman who was abused file a claim against Bob Kraft for abetting in their slavery? That is what I expect some enterprising lawyers will start considering. No matter how deep his pockets, if that happens and if Kraft is guilty as alleged then the Patriots may have a new home.