Transcript for Former owner of Orchids of Asia spa speaks out
hour, the new headline involving Robert Kraft tonight. His lawyer now saying Kraft will not take the plea deal, after that prostitution bust in Florida. The deal would have forced Kraft to acknowledge guilt. And tonight, the interview just in, the founding and former owner of that day spa now at the center of the scandal is speaking out. Here's ABC's Tara Palmeri. Reporter: She is the woman smiling beside president trump and his family at glitzy fundraisers and mar-a-lago events. She's also the founder and former owner of a Florida massage parlor recently busted as an alleged front for sex trafficking, a sting that led to the arrest of the president's good friend, patriots owner Robert Kraft. Cindy gang yang sold the spa six years ago, but since the raid, her trump connection now under the microscope. Congressional Democrats calling for an FBI counterintelligence investigation into whether yang sold access to the trumps to Chinese businesspeople. Sitting down with me today, she denied it all, saying she's just a fan of the president's. He's a business person. I'm a small business person, too. I will believe that we will make America great again. That reason, I become a Republican. Reporter: Federal records show yang and her family have contributed over $50,000 to pro-trump and pro-republican organizations since 2017. On super bowl Sunday, she was at a trump golf club, having her picture taken with the president. That day, I see more than a hundred people take a picture with him. Only my picture got in trouble. Reporter: The super bowl event, you got some -- Only by myself. Reporter: You didn't take any clients there? No, just myself. Reporter: The patriots won the super bowl. The owner, Robert Kraft, now facing charges stemming from the raid on that spa yang once owned. Prosecutors offered him a plea before bargain, but tonight, we have learned Kraft has turned it down. For her part, yang says she knows nothing about any alleged illicit activity. Reporter: David, Democrats are questioning whether Cindy yang is a counterintelligence threat, but he vetly denies she's a spy. She's scared and she thinks she's being targeted because she's China and a Republican that supports president trump. David? Tara, thank you. Next tonight, president trump lashing out at the highly
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