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Hey Copperfield! Watch Us Pull a Lawsuit Out of Our Hat!

11/7/2007 10:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Two promoters have filed suit against magician David Copperfield and his company for canceling 48 scheduled performances.

The breach-of-contract suit was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court by Viva Art International Ltd. and Maz Concerts Inc. They say they fronted the illusionist roughly $2.2 million to cover his costs before he canceled the shows.

The lawsuit claims Copperfield backed out of the deal because he didn't want to face the press after he was accused of sexually assaulting a Seattle woman.

The 21-year-old woman claims Copperfield raped her last July in the Bahamas. An attorney for the magician has denied those allegations, and no charges have been filed.

As TMZ first reported, Copperfield's attorney claimed the canceled shows were as a result of a contract dispute with the promoters, and not because of the criminal investigation.

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1.

john    

first! ...and who cares!!!

2485 days ago
2.

Rick    

NP.

2485 days ago
3.

Hollywood's a Hazard    

And like a house of cards it all comes tumbling down.

2485 days ago
4.

Pap Hater    

Boo. He sucks anyway!

2485 days ago
5.

eyeamtym    

now ya see it now ya dont now ya see it no ya dont now ya see it now ya dont. and for my final trick in a mere 9 months i will have created a human from nothing

http://myspace.com/nemerom

2485 days ago
6.

FlBiker    

Does he thinks his problems are just gonna disappear?

2485 days ago
7.

jonnyBgood    

time to perfect his disappearing act.

2485 days ago
8.

team2navyseal    

Let's see David Copperfield POOF his way out this Messwithout smoke and mirrors!!!

2485 days ago
9.

Jane    

I used to think he was so good looking - now he just looks creepy!

2485 days ago
10.

SinCity    

And the hits just keep on a coming for dear ole Copperfield. LOL

2485 days ago
11.

JOrdyn    

FOUR freaking months ago and this chick just now is bringing it up...Please can you smell the set up.....Oh and Oh I'm an aspiring model..why are these gold diggers always aspiring models and actresses.

2485 days ago
12.

KenaiWitch1    

Maybe he can start another fake charity like Project Magic and bilk his audiences out of thousands of dollars to pay for his lawyers. This guy is even more fake than his illusions, lies like a rug and doesn't give a fat frog's ass who gets hurt in the process. For all he people he treated like crap for years, all I can say is 'whatsoever you put out will come back to you threefold." Looks like the tables have finally turned.

2485 days ago
13.

Nani    

Gad, so many pathetic "superior" people posting tacky comments.

2485 days ago
14.

Tj    

Looks like Copperfield better whip up some magic on his career since it's disappearing before his eyes. (ok too easy). He cancelled 48 shows and he's claiming a contract dispute?? He again isn't acting very Professional is he?? Geez Jane Seymore's MOM died and she went back to work the next day. Whatever happened to "the show must go on"??? Now only ladies that fall in love with men in jail should go to his show. He's debased his audience.

2485 days ago
15.

mom    

show us your disappearing act David take the self important Kardashian sisters and their sell out mom with you

2485 days ago
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