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Why FBI May Have Seized Copperfield's Stuff

10/23/2007 5:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

David Copperfield is under the FBI microscope, and now TMZ may know why.

Last week, the FBI raided Copperfield's Las Vegas warehouse and seized digital camera equipment and a hard drive to a computer -- this, after a Seattle woman accused Copperfield of sexually assaulting her in the Bahamas.

Sources now tell TMZ Copperfield designed part of his show around "a system for picking up women." During his show, David goes into the audience and chooses women to come on stage. We're told that if David likes a girl, he'll use code words with assistants like "mama" and "secrecy." The assistants mark the women on a map of the inside of the Hollywood Theater at MGM Grand. After the show, the women are brought backstage -- and that's where the profiling begins.

The women are told that David may use them in his show when he comes to their hometown. They are then photographed with a digital camera, asked questions like, "What is your favorite men's cologne?" and "Where do you like to vacation?" We're told one of those vacation spots mentioned by staff is the Bahamas, where the accuser claims she was assaulted. Copperfield owns a cluster of islands in the Bahamas -- which he bought for $50 million.

This may explain the FBI's interest in David's camera system and hard drive. If the accuser is a woman who was brought on stage, the FBI would be interested in a possible M.O.

Copperfield's attorney re-issued his earlier statement in response to this story: "It is important these allegations be put into perspective. An unidentified woman has made serious allegations against David Copperfield. Although authorities have not revealed her identity to us, we know these allegations are false because David Copperfield has never forced himself on anyone."

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Mark    

Second?

2506 days ago
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MOM    

always thought he was CREEPY

2506 days ago
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Maty    

WOW!

2506 days ago
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Maty    

HE looks scurry

2506 days ago
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Janine    

What cheap tricks he used on those women.Can someone just make David disappear?

2506 days ago
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Merry Christmas    

Wow, this guy goes through a lot of effort to pick up chicks. Maybe he should introduce himself instead. Why are entertainers so whacked out? I'm sure even Coppernuts would get some tang without even trying.

2506 days ago
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Anyone    

What a spazzzzzzzzzzz

2506 days ago
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mross21    

With all the copperfield shows I have seen both on TV and in person the one thing I noticed is that the people he brings up from the audience are always very attractive females. He never chooses men or children.

2506 days ago
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LL    

HEY no racist comments on this article? I guess a white man charged with rape/assult is ok- but when its a black man you posters like to diss the whole race

2506 days ago
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Greedy Fred    

This rapist better call Al Sharpton.

2506 days ago
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MGM KID    

Hell David Lee Roth was the first to use this scheme back in the 80's to bring his favorite broads backstage at Van Halen concerts!

2506 days ago
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sonja    

rape or no rape, clearly this guy is no gentleman! how sleezy!

2506 days ago
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9    



The FBI is on your case because you like women & a gold digger wants to cash in on his wealth - free David - prosecute the gold digger!


2506 days ago
14.

fussi    

I thought he was gay. Apparently I don't know all.

2506 days ago
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kredstarz    

Whoaaaaaaaa!! Scary...

2506 days ago
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