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Copperfield Reportedly Investigated for Rape

10/19/2007 1:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

FOX News Channel is reporting that a Seattle woman is alleging magician David Copperfield raped her.

The woman told Seattle police the magician raped her while she was in the Bahamas in July. Because the alleged incident happened abroad and the woman did not report the incident until she returned to the United States, Seattle authorities turned the case over to the FBI. We're told that no rape kit was done on the alleged victim in the Bahamas, which could make prosecution difficult.

As we reported yesterday, FBI agents "stormed the warehouse," and seized a computer hard drive, a digital camera system and nearly $2 million in cash.

David Chesnoff, Copperfield's lawyer, told TMZ, "We understand there is an investigation, we are in touch with the investigators, and are respecting the confidentiality of the investigation."

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31.

5 cent    

Just remember ladies, when dating an illusionist....

Objects in the mirrors may seem larger than they really are

2375 days ago
32.

Toria    

Why is it she waited until there is no physical evidence to report the alledged rape? And, why did she wait until she got back to the US instead of reporting it in the Bahamas where she claims it happened? I don't believe her story. She's damaged his reputation and left him with no way to prove his innocence. If he raped her, she should have immediately had a rape kit done. She has to know she can sue for damages in a civil case. Maybe that's why she didn't call the police because nothing happened and now she wants to sue for money knowing the burden of proof in a civil case is lower.

2375 days ago
33.

Chris N.    

Seizing $2 Million from a warehouse in the USA relates to an alleged overseas rape because......?

2375 days ago
34.

tj    

My first question would be why didn't she report it in the Bahamas? That sounds fishy. Raiding a warehouse for an alleged rape that supposedly took place in the Bahamas is just as fishy. I've never heard a bad thing about this guy, so to hear this sounds fishy, too. BUT, I'll wait and see how it unfolds before I draw any conclusions.

2375 days ago
35.

poopypant    

I've met him and he is an arrogant jackass. He had dated female models long before Claudia. I kind of believe this because he seemed to me to be a power & control freak, maybe because his sexuality is always in question. Oh, and he is as hairy as a monkey.

2375 days ago
36.

wisegirl    

David Cop-a-feel needs to make himself disappear.

2375 days ago
37.

Appreciator    

2 million in cash????? He just has that kinda cash lying around his warehouse??? Why? I'm more interested in finding that out than anything else related to this case! You guys are so funny with your magic puns and all.............

2375 days ago
38.

Camilleclaudel    

To: Jennifer #25: Just like with Kobe, good looking million has a one night stand with some girl thinking she'll be his wife and have a wonderful life with everything they could ever want, when they don't call you back they call it rape.
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WOW! Your comment is ill-informed and ignorant. You sound so bitter. It's sad. Unless you are projecting (it's something that you have experienced first hand through your husband or boyfriend), I wouldn't be so quick to judge this woman.

It takes a great deal of courage to come forward and accuse someone of such a hideous crime. Especially someone in the public spotlight, knowing they have a lot of money and can afford a high-profile defense attorney.

Many women do not report it for fear of reprisals and ugly comments like yours. It's bad enough to have the courage to speak up, but then to get slammed by another woman...you should be ashamed of yourself.

2375 days ago
39.

notaceleb    

I think David Copperfield tried to make his **** disappear into the wrong woman!

2375 days ago
40.

Michele    

Duke Lacrosse players ring a bell?

2375 days ago
41.

Clinton    

The odds are MORE than likely (and FAR below the stretch of anyone's imagination) that it just another false accusation of a bimbo "party-girl" seeking 15 minutes and money. There needs to be EQUAL consequences for anyone making sexual-accusations against someone. Equal justice with equal consequences for false accusations seems fair to me. Start by ruining their names, their lives, and taking away THEIR freedoms for trying to do the same to someone else. Courts shouldn't even hear cases without corroborating proof of some type because of the devastation to the accused if the charges should prove to be false (as is FAR usually the case). The gals usually just drop the charges before they have to get on the stand at trial and go their merry ways. Their crime is just as harmful, hateful, and lasting as any "physical" rape so let's just make the punishment the equivolent.

I've never been raped (thankfully) but I know a LOT of guys who've been the recipient of various forms of legal punishments (accusations, charges, jail, etc.) who were LATER proven innocent, - I also know of many women who are proud of these types of actions and use it as a "weapon of choice". This loophole in the legal system (women filing false charges and later dropping them after the damage has been done) needs to stop. Start making THEM pay with the SAME degree of zeal and punishment that they direct toward their prey. I'm sick of their "free-ride" in the "name" of social justice.

2375 days ago
42.

gingergirl    

Another loser looking for easy money

2375 days ago
43.

Shery P    

MAYBE CHRIS ANGEL OR DAVID BLANE COULD MAKE COPPERFIELD DISAPPEAR!! HOW FUNNY!! I'M JUST SAYIN

2375 days ago
44.

Ron Rale (the Diaper Pail -- and I am not full of $hit)    

Copperfield is gay, and he's got the money to plant a story as big as this to make look like he must be gay.

The woman will be found a liar in the end. But she will be very rich for being a part of his latest scheme to combat the gay rumor.

Chances are, he's coming forward with this BS because some guy must have threatened to expose him.

2375 days ago
45.

Ron Rale (the Diaper Pail -- and I am not full of $hit)    

Let me try that again:

Copperfield is gay, and he's got the money to plant a story as big as this to make look like he's straight.

The woman will be found a liar in the end. But she will be very rich for being a part of his latest scheme to combat the gay rumor.

Chances are, he's coming forward with this BS because some guy must have threatened to expose him.


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