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Famous American Magician accused of Rape

An ongoing criminal case based in Seattle has prompted the FBI to investigate a Las Vegas warehouse owned by famed magician David Copperfield this week, the FBI reported Friday.

But the agency was tight-lipped about details. FOX News, citing anonymous law enforcement sources, reported that a woman in Seattle has accused Copperfield of raping her in the Bahamas, where, according to the illusionist's Web site, he owns several islands.

The television news network said the woman reported the alleged attack after returning to the United States.

Robbie Burroughs, spokeswoman for the Seattle FBI office, had no comment on Copperfield.

"There was investigative activity on Wednesday in Las Vegas," she said. "It is related to a Seattle FBI case. But the case is ongoing, and therefore we can't say anything."

Seattle police also had no comment on the Copperfield case.

David Staretz, spokesman for the Las Vegas FBI office, told reporters the investigative activity occurred at Copperfield's nearly 2-acre warehouse, where the magician stores thousands of magic items in what he calls the "International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts."

KLAS-TV in Las Vegas reported Friday that 12 FBI agents searched Copperfield's warehouse and seized a computer hard drive and memory chip from a digital camera system. Relying on an unnamed source, the station also reported that agents found nearly $2 million in cash.

David Chesnoff, Copperfield's attorney in Las Vegas, issued a written statement saying "an unidentified woman has made serious allegations" against Copperfield.

"Although authorities have not revealed her identity to us, we know these allegations are false because David Copperfield has never forced himself on anyone," Chesnoff said.

In an interview with one media outlet, Chesnoff said the allegation was about "supposed sexual misconduct."

Copperfield, 51, has been a longtime performer at the MGM Grand casino-hotel on the Las Vegas strip, where he does six- to eight-week stints several times a year, according to an MGM spokeswoman.

He performed two shows there Wednesday. He is scheduled to perform next in Jakarta, Indonesia.

[http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/336198_copperfield20.html]


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Added: Oct-21-2007 
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  • If he's accused of rape, it means one of two things: he's either a creep or a victim of a shakedown.

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  • Since when do rich gay men rape poor women? This world is circling the tube!

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  • I`m going with creep!

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  • Intervene: "Now you fuck me, now you don't! "
    lol,good one

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  • I seriously doubt he raped anyone. If he needed some that bad, he lives in Vegas of all places, he can afford to visit a bunny ranch anytime he pleases for some Grade-A poontang. Sounds like someone is trying to get some money out of him.

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  • why cant he just fly away? :/ i would

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  • a1s2d3f4: "I seriously doubt he raped anyone. If he needed some that bad, he lives in Vegas of all places, he can afford to visit a bunny ranch anytime he pleases for some Grade-A poontang. Sounds like someone is trying to get some money out of him."
    it can go either way...just because you're rich don't mean the money helps you abide by the law. at the same time, when you're rich, you make yourself an instant target by scammers...and have your name get dragged in the mud in the proce More..

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  • "And now for my next trick..."

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  • If the woman had said it happened in Las Vegas, then I would completely dismiss it. But, having happened in the Bahamas, my guess would be he took someone there on holiday and the question would be one of seduction vs. rape. This woman, whoever she is, is going to have a hard time producing evidence that a rape occurred. Especially since (I'm assuming) no complaint was filed in the Bahamas when it allegedly occurred. She's probably looking for some type of settlement.

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  • a1s2d3f4: "I seriously doubt he raped anyone. If he needed some that bad, he lives in Vegas of all places, he can afford to visit a bunny ranch anytime he pleases for some Grade-A poontang. Sounds like someone is trying to get some money out of him."
    Grade-A at the bunny ranch? LOL Nice standards.

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  • If i was him i would make the woman accusing him of rape just disappear, as if by magic..

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  • its all a big illusion.

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  • he raped a WOMAN? if i got all the gossip right, he's gay. wasn't he engaged with model claudia schiffer? maybe the whole thing is staged just to freshen up his straight image...

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  • Probably some money hungry bitch looking for a payout or was turned down by him.

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  • Now you fuck me, now you don't!

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  • $2M in cash in a warehouse? I wonder what that's all about.

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  • if he wanted that ass, all hed have to do is turn invisible! this is obviously a shake down of almighty David Copperfield!

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  • if i had millions id keep alot of a safe, 2m is nothing to him he made 56m a year for a long time

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  • he owns an island in the pacific i believe that is literally like heaven. this lucky lucky bastard.. that place is just fatabulous. plus he is filthy rich.. why would he grope people? maybe he did or didn't but looks more like he is being framed.

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  • I thought he was gay

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