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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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91.

Miss Behave    

David Copafeel.

2466 days ago
92.

Hugo Deeper    

I am sure that somehow it will disappear

2466 days ago
93.

Grace    

85 you are correct. The FBI cannot charge you with something that happpend in
another country. That country didnot ask he FB I for help Where is the police report, the doctor report and ect

The next we here he will owe back tax

To all the people that is calling him names who help him get his MONEY

2466 days ago
94.

Grace    

correction I ment # 83 83

2466 days ago
95.

GreyWolf    

WRONG!!! You must have missed the show with 7 year old Adam, he brings more than just Cute Girls on the Stage...Adam was really entertaining.

2466 days ago
96.

Mary Worth    

It's his creative mind! He's probably so bored with how easy it is to get female company; what with his money, his dark, good looks, and all!

2466 days ago
97.

He's Boring now    

Oh I've read enough horror stories now about this nutjob. He'll never be viewed the same again by the public after these little ditties come out about his shtick on "marking" targeted women. How awful.

Whether guilty or not of rape charges, his cred is shot. Sure he'll still do magic and make big money, but he'll never pull a stunt like this again and get away with it.

Kinda like a magic trick secret getting told. Now everybody will know if he says "momma" or some other code word it means David wants a BJ.

His Father Hy must be turning over in his grave...either that or he helped him learn this stunt. That Buster Hymen joke his Dad used to tell kind of leads me to believe he might have been a dirty old man and Davids view of how to treat women was formed early, like treat them as objects. His father toured with him often so he must have been wise to this scheme.

Shame on his entire Family for letting it go on

2466 days ago
98.

jp    

Wake up everyone!!!!!! Its all an illusion.

2466 days ago
99.

not so nice guy    

So, how long before everybody starts calling him David "Copp-a-feel"?

2466 days ago
100.

diana by the beach    

JC your not David Copperfeild.Be original Like Doug Henning???

2466 days ago
101.

MC    

I thought the Munchkin was gay....

2466 days ago
102.

Boo Hoo    

David performed a magic trick on me once. I volunteered for the trick. He took me behind the stage and told me that in order to perform the trick he would first get in the box. I said o.k. so he pulled down my pants and poked my pu-tang. I said, oh that box?

2466 days ago
103.

Boo Hoo    

David loves the "the hide the bolgna" trick.

2466 days ago
104.

annoyed    

"63. Most of you who live comments on this topic are idiots , Just because a man is rich and handsome and has women falling over them doesn't mean he is not a rapist or pervert.(even some husband has been known to rape their wives)
Often times, men who rape women can actually get a women to have sex with them without fuss , but something as in most cases with rapists is mentally and emotionally out of balance with them, and some how they derive weired pleasure from forcing themselves on women.Most rapists are hard to cure, they are usually repeat offenders.Its got nothing to do with money, looks or desperation.
chances are he is guilty and if he truly is, he should fry.

Posted at 8:12PM on Oct 23rd 2007 by Grow A Brain Or Shut Up"

Um.....you might want to learn how to spell "leave" and "weird" before you start calling people idiots. You know the old saying, "when you point your finger at someone else, there's always 3 more pointing back at you."



2466 days ago
105.

Warren    

This guy was married to supermodel Claudia Schiffer. He thinks he can ever get anything better than that?????

2466 days ago
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