Friday the Miami Herald reported that Li Yang, who goes by the name Cindy, previously owned the day spa where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, is alleged to have paid for sexual acts on two occasions.
As the article explains Yang, 45, a Chinese-American who they say has been in America “roughly 20 years,” started a business in Florida that would become a large chain of “Tokyo Day Spas,” one such Tokyo Day Spa was sold in 2013, according to Herald to Hua Zhang, who changed the name to Orchids of Asia.
Zhang was charged “in February with racketeering and running a house of prostitution,” she pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Yang, as the article points out was not charged in connection to the bust of Orchids of Asia, that included charging Kraft with two counts of soliciting.
As the article explains the interest in Yang and her Tokyo Day Spas, stems from her recent involvement in politics specifically her being photographed with top Republican’s including the President, at his West Palm Beach country club Superbowl watch party.
According to the Miami Herald, Yang, prior to 2016 showed little interest in politics, voting records showed she had not voted in ten years.
The Miami Herald explains that Yang’s Facebook page is now covered in images of herself with prominent Republican’s as mentioned above one is a blurry selfie with the President from February 2019. Others include, “Eric and Donald Jr., Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sen. Rick Scott, Sarah Palin, the president’s campaign manager and an assortment of other high-level Republican operators she has met at charity events, political fundraisers and galas, many of which require hefty donations to attend.”
Bulwark reporter Molly Jong-Fast has posted several photos that she says features Yang, Republican’s such as Rep. Matt Gatez (R-FL), Donald Trump Jr., and duo Diamond and Silk.
And it’s @mattgaetz with the lady who runs the chain of Asian day spas in south Florida pic.twitter.com/An2KaHOjbN— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) March 8, 2019
Oh look it’s junior with the lady who runs the chain of Asian day spas in south Florida pic.twitter.com/0u1jkVMFOE— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) March 8, 2019
And then there was the time Diamond and silk took a photo with the lady who runs the chain of Asian day spas in south Florida pic.twitter.com/Fg7zwOeD4H— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) March 8, 2019
The article posted by the Miami Herald goes on to say that some reviews alleged sex can be purchased at Tokyo Day Spas, for example according to the article: “If you’re just wanting to get a ‘rub and tug,’ this might be one of the best places in West Palm Beach,” one Internet commenter wrote about a Tokyo Day Spas’ parlor.”
In a short phone interview with the Herald Yang explained that “she and her family have never broken the law,” the article notes she did not regarding reviews that suggested sex was being offered by some therapists at her spas.
They go on to say that Yang added, “she was out of the business,would soon be moving to Washington, D.C., and didn’t want any negative press.”
Jillian Wyant a spokeswoman for Rep. Gaetz told the Herald that the Congressman took hundreds of selfies at this event [DeSantis campaign rally in summer 2018] and takes thousands through the year without vetting people,” she added, “He has never set foot in any of Ms. Yang’s day spas or properties.”
For What it’s Worth: It appears that Yang has now since deleted her Facebook page.