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TV Magician Almost Raped at Magic Castle Hotel

9/20/2007 8:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A VH1 reality show has fallen victim to crime.
Magic Castle Hollywood
TMZ has learned that a female magician -- part of an ensemble of magicians who were supposed to teach celebrities magic tricks -- was a victim of attempted rape at a landmark Hollywood hotel. The cast and crew were staying at the Magic Castle Hotel in Hollywood -- next door to the famed Magic Castle, a private club for magicians.

Police tell TMZ that yesterday at 5:35 AM, the suspect entered the victim's room, jumped on top of her and covered her mouth. The victim fought off the suspect and he lost his cellphone in the scuffle. The police came, took the cellphone and used it as a ruse to lure him to a nearby park where he was popped.

A source tells TMZ the woman won't be doing the show. As for the rest of the cast, they've moved out of the Magic Castle Hotel.

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1.

whosinwhats    

first

thats crazy
sucks for vh1

2499 days ago
2.

petrnorth    

First...bitches!!! '

OJ on the hunt already!!!

2499 days ago
3.

notaceleb    

RAPE HAS TO BE A HORRIBLE CRIME TO ENDURE TO ANY POINT. IT'S JUST REALLY GOOD TO HEAR THAT NOT ONLY DIDN'T THIS ONE HAPPEN. BUT, THAT THIS ONE CAN BE PUT IN THE "STUPID CRIMINALS" FILE.

2499 days ago
4.

The Flying Doucheman    

Abra Abra Cadabra...Let Me reach out and grab ya!

2499 days ago
5.

djdw61    

Is this story for real? He actually tried to get his phone back???

2499 days ago
6.

AznLA    

Do I hear a lawsuit against VH1 soon? Is she going to somehow blame this on VH1 as well and try to cash in on this incident?

2499 days ago
7.

Michael    

that sucks, I had a really memorable night hanging out at the magic castle last year

2499 days ago
8.

Leon    

props for the BoC shout out. also,

the un-named magician was later revealed to be Criss Angel O_O

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!!???

mindfreak!XD

2499 days ago
9.

DzDawg    

rapists should be executed and we would all live in a better world.

2499 days ago
10.

DS    

Can we all just say, "GOOD JOB, lady, for fighting him off!" I have worked with rape victims and that is a VERY rare occurance!

2499 days ago
11.

j    

1. Heard of DEADBOLTS? ... Anyone??? And the additional "swing-latch" that stops the door from opening more than a crack if the locks are off?
2. If the DEADBOLT was in place, this was an inside job.
3. Happy for HER the evidence that got this perp caught didn't have to be collected off her body!
4. Upon his eventual incarceration, I wish his "celly" SUCCESS!!! (*know what I mean???)

Boo-Yah, I'm out...

2499 days ago
12.

miss sheree    

I bet her room was on the ground floor. I never accept a hotel room on the ground floor for exactly this reason. Won't rent anything but a 2nd floor apartment either. How sad for her. Good thing she was a fighter.

2499 days ago
13.

celebuspawn    

SO WHO WAS THE GUY? Some random off the street or was it an inside job?

The story doesn't fit because how would a random street walker know he was entering a room with one female in it?

2499 days ago
14.

A Real American    

VH1 has no right to allow rapists to hurt people. They should be sued for every dime they have. How could something like this happen?

2499 days ago
15.

really    

As for his knowing it was a lone female occupant it makes sense that he FOLLOWED her!
Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this out!

2499 days ago
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