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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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76.

mike    

well i guess ellen can move on now, phew.

2531 days ago
77.

The Past is Significant, too!    

Wait, why did the FBI seize 2 million dollars??? I can understand the camera and the hard drive, but what kind of evidence are they going to get from money?
Besides, it's a good question as to WHY did this chick wait so long to turn him in? It's horrible if it's true, but it sounds a little weird to me. Sounds like she's lying her ass off.

2531 days ago
78.

Clinton    

"Terry M.", you are right on the button! "DITTO's" from everyone here at the office, too. (Yeah, even corporations have slow fridays, sometimes.)

2531 days ago
79.

Clinton    

Confiscating all monies and valuables is completely normal whenever investigating and carrying out a "search" of this type, - there's nothing MORE to it.

2531 days ago
80.

Jo-Jo    

Rape charges, and they confiscated two million dollars? What a load of crap, thieving cops!!!

2531 days ago
81.

Camilleclaudel    

78. Sarah - hey, "Camille", you self-righteous prig, what about the men who have to live will the shame of baseless and false accusations? You only seem to be concerned when the "victim" is female. With people of your obvious low integrity, it's a wonder there's any justice at all.
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You are a sad little person.

2531 days ago
82.

The Past is Significant, too!    

It really upsets me that there are women like that out there who DO falsely accuse men of this. What about the women who actually ARE raped? Women who make rape accusations today and are actually telling the truth don't usually get the justice they deserve BECAUSE there are women out there who think that it's a good idea to falsely accuse people of this.

I find myself doubting this woman and who knows, she could be telling the truth.... but with so many people out there that LIE about it, it's extremely difficult to believe her.

What's WRONG with the world today?

2531 days ago
83.

val    

He's known to be weird and not the norm so don't go accusing the woman of lying until you know better. There would not have been a search had there not been a good reason and YOU DON'T KNOW .. let's wait and see where this falls. If indeed it was a rape, then this is no time to put the lady down .. and if not .. he will be found not guilty.

2531 days ago
84.

Steve T.    

To take $2 million in cash is ridiculous. As this is unreasonable search and seizure.
If this standard procedure then this is a flawed and suspicious procedure. He will play hell getting the money back. As it probably ended up in someones account.

The other thing is...the Bahamas is not US territory. No US agency has any authority there. The Bahamian government would obviously have jurisdiction. So, why didn't this woman not report it there? Something smells like rotten fish here.

2531 days ago
85.

gyrlie    

Brit!
That is a very clever comment! Love it! ROTFLMAO!

2531 days ago
86.

noitall    

I ALWAYS THOUGHT THERE WAS SOMETHING FREAKY ABOUT THIS GUY..............

2531 days ago
87.

just me    

Im shocked I met David Copperfield at his show he seems very nice, and a very talented. I hope this is not true.

2531 days ago
88.

mrogi    

The FBI should immediately end this investigation. If Copperfield raped; it would not be a woman.

2531 days ago
89.

Amy    

David Cop-a-feel!

2531 days ago
90.

Camilleclaudel    

Terry M.: "Camille" is obviously one-sided and completely uninterested in the "whole picture" of sexual accusation, sexual crime, and the blatant and epidemic misuse of the legal system to maliciiously ruin people.
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Duly noted. However, I am not one sided and completely uninterested. You are completely wrong. I stand by my comments.

2531 days ago
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