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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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106.

KATHY =( ^-^ )=    

SO.......WHAT TOOK SO LONG FOR THIS FEMALE TO COME FORWARD ABOUT THIS ? THINGS LIKE THIS ALWAYS MAKE ME DOUBT THAT IT'S TRUE.. AND ANYWAY.WHY WOULD "HE" HAVE TO RAPE ANYONE. LADY,WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU..CAN WE SAY----> HUNK...

2494 days ago
107.

novstorm    

We apparrently are talking about an adult woman here that got raped in the B'hamas and then waited to go back to Washington before she reported the rape? So of course there is no rape kit, no eveidence just her saying he did it? How nice for her and how bad for him. BECAUSE he is a celeb the FBI gets involved, trashes his things, takes his money and then of course the media gets involved. Double standard going on here. We have a high school student who was given a date rape drug and got raped and when she went 2 days later to report it she and her family were told "can't help you" no rape kit, no evidence" I guess this kid didn't accuse someone with money? Kobe bryant repeat here. I don't care if he is an Ahole or not, that does not make him a rapist.

2494 days ago
108.

novstorm    

The woman who said she didn't believe this rape claim is right. She should have reported it when it happened. She should not be ashamed of herself for doubting this story. It stinks pure and simple. There is no eveidence apparenty just her word. It seems like these women who claim rape with celebs always have more than one mans sample of seman in their underware. Duke players had how many? 3
? Kobe Bryants had 3?
I don't think it is bitterness that causes people not to believe these claims it is history.
We all know rape is an appaling thing and the women suffer from it. But we also know that false claims ruin mens lives, break up marriages and hurt kids that they have.
There are victims at both ends of a rape claim that turns out to be false.
So unless they have his DNA or a rape kit or a photo of it, I for one am not buying it in tis case. The proof is in the pudding and where is the pudding?

2494 days ago
109.

RICHARD (DICK) HERTZ    

LIKE HE HAS TO RAPE A WOMEN TO GET LAID ........... WHEN YOUR THAT FAMOUS WOMEN ARE THROWING THEMSELVES AT YOU .......... SHE JUST WANTS MONEY ..... HE SHOULD SUE HER .........

2493 days ago
110.

Camilleclaudel    

UPDATE:
Now don't all you naysayers feel a little stupid? The guy is a freak.

2491 days ago
111.

Mancha de Platano    


this is not the first time he's done this.............His power has been broken, and those who helped him, will turn on him now. Another Phil Spector, only he hasn't murdered yet, or has he?

2488 days ago
112.

aidia    

I don't belive he would do that. Innocent till proven guilty, which he probably is NOT guilty!

2487 days ago
113.

Slee67    

I do not believe for one minute that Mr. Copperfield could or would be capable of anything as what he is being allegedly accused of in the media or by a woman who is definitely making up a story to destroy him; or trying to make money off of him. I have watched many televised shows of Mr. Copperfield and not once did I see him ever do anything out of character or that would ever make anyone believe that he is capable of such a wild; and a definitely made up story by a woman who is very spiteful and very ungrateful in nature. Many women would take it as a compliment to be invited to his island, not to destroy a man who has such an incredible reputation. Mr. Copperfield is a man who has made Illusion and magic real for us all and paved the road for all illusionist's and magician's, not a man who should be accused of such an outrageous story. Without Mr Copperfield, magic and illusion would not have been a thought nor a reality in the past or even today. I know in my heart that Mr. Copperfield will rise from this and that the truth will come out that he is not what this woman is portraying him as at all. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Copperfield who I know will prevail in this outrageous and made up story by a very vindictive and money hungry woman...

2484 days ago
114.

leni    

Doesn't sound as if it will take a magician to make the case disappear. She assured that there was no evidence in the first place. Not reporting it until returning home will make prosecution impossible. It's sad because if he did it he should pay, If this is another star struck woman wanting her 15 minutes of fame he'll never restore his reputation. One of them is a victim and because of her stupidity they'll never get justice.

Wild guess: She slept with him assuming that in her wonderfullness a relationship would insue. After returning home and he not making an effort to pursue her further she got pissed and decided she would get even this way. Just my guess.

2481 days ago
115.

mark    

He is innocent until proven pentration. Maybe he can change his name to Bill Clintoris, Michael Jackoften , Jonny Marc Carrlittlebabes, or Phil Spectator or just David Copafeel.
All innocent by reason of MONEY>>>>>>>>>>

2480 days ago
116.

P Kirkland    

Hate hearing this and like so many I pray it is not true! I have always like him and have enjoyed his performances. I will say if he is found NOT guilty I hope he persues some charges against this person who has now forever marked his reputation. And if found guilty I hope he is held to punishment as anyone who would commit such act against another. Sad !!!

2476 days ago
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