David Copperfield Accused of Rape
Seattle woman has made a rape claim against magician David Copperfield,
law enforcement sources tell FOX News.
The woman told Seattle police the magician raped her while she was
in the Bahamas, sources said. Because the alleged incident happened
abroad and the woman did not report it until she returned to the United
States, Seattle authorities turned over the case to the FBI.
LAS VEGAS — Law enforcement authorities have been in contact with David Copperfield and the FBI has conducted an investigation in Las Vegas where the magician has held regular shows, his lawyer and FBI spokespeople confirmed Thursday.
Local station KLAS-TV reported that an FBI raid with 12 agents took place Wednesday at Copperfield’s warehouse, where he apparently stores tricks and memorabilia from around the world. He has called the location the International Museum & Library of the Conjuring Arts.
Copperfield’s Las Vegas attorney, David Chesnoff, told FOX News that possible sexual abuse claims against the illusionist were false.