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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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Well of course he only hires attractive girls - that's part of the show. The girls are supposed to be a distraction so that the audience won't be paying such close attention to the parts of the illusion that they are not supposed to see. As for just the assistants he picks out of the audience, I would not say that all of them were all that attractive - and certainly not all of them were female.

If you actually looked into what David is like as a person at all, you would see that there is no way he would have raped anyone. Women who make false accusations like this make it all that much harder for those of us who actually have been raped, and have had to put up with the "women just make that stuff up" garbage.

Would someone please explain to me why so many people automatically assume that this woman's allegations are true against a celebrity with not only no evidence of any truth in her story, but plenty of evidence of motivation for her to lie - but when real rape happens by a regular citizen against another regular citizen, and there is absolutely no reason for the victim to lie about it, the common response is to blame the victim?

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