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David Copperfield Sued for Sexual Assault

8/19/2009 10:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A woman who claims David Copperfield sexually assaulted and threatened her in 2007 has just sued him.

The woman -- a 22-year-old fashion model -- alleges the assault took place while she was a guest on his private island in the Bahamas back in 2007, this according to the lawsuit obtained by The Seattle Times.

The woman claims she met David during one of his shows back in January of 2007 -- then got invited to his island in July. The suit says after watching a movie in David's room, he attacked and sexually assaulted her, threatening to kill her if she didn't go along.

The lawsuit alleges David kept at it, assaulting her two more times on the island. She reported the alleged assaults to Seattle police, who turned it over to the FBI.

Copperfield's lawyers were blunt about the suit:

"This woman, who filed the lawsuit, has a history of lying ... She has lied to law enforcement before and, as a result, had innocent people arrested based on a false accusation ... she is incapable of telling the truth.

This lawsuit is extortion for money, plain and simple. Unfortunately, false claims like this only hurt the women who really have been abused, women who really need our help
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Negroid    

Apparently the woman in question had fecal specks captured in a vial. Not sure what she will do with them and what they are about but could be useful in court.

1830 days ago
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Winsome Davis III    

Can't he make her disappear or turn her into a rabbit or something? He's David Copperfield dammit. WTF!?

1835 days ago
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Ben    

As IF he would have to force ANY woman for sex, geez, another parasite slithering to feed off a host, and I doubt the loser was ever at any of his shows; let alone MET him....geez

1835 days ago
4.

akeem    

too bad copperfield can't make his own creepiness disappear!

1835 days ago
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Only marry foreign women    

FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit’s study of False Allegations conducted of 556 rape investigations, a total of 220 (40%) of these reported rapes turned out to be false.

DNA testing exonerated about 30 percent to 35 percent of the more than 4,000 sexual assault suspects on whom the FBI had conducted DNA testing over the past three years.

1835 days ago
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UGGGGHHH    

POOF..............

1835 days ago
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awesome    

Women like this are crazy, truly. That would make 90% in my personal experience, thank you.

1835 days ago
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Only marry foreign women    

False accusations are common. Most woman lie for attention, money, revenge.

The government judges believe them. Even when it is learned that the woman lied, there are no charges against her. She's free to do it again, and again, and again.

1835 days ago
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Lori    

Copperfeel is a weirdo.

1835 days ago
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Cali23    

OMFreakingG Come on, as if David would have to attack a chick. They throw themseleves at him nightly, I've seen it close up LOL

What the HELL did this chick think she was being invited to his island for...just to play footsie under a table come on...she can't make it as a model so she had to find someone to sue and David fell for it.....

1835 days ago
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Only marry foreign women    

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1835 days ago
12.

akeem    

copperfield's MO is to pick u chicks in the audience and take them to his island.
he's got creey written all over him

1835 days ago
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hamilTonyan    

he showed her the old disappearing salami trick.

1835 days ago
14.

Only marry foreign women    

50% of all rape reports are false.

1835 days ago
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I Will Take Being Born White Any Day - Thats Worth Much More To Me, #6    

Yeah, well if my name was David Kotkin (his real name), then I'd probably change it too - to something like Lenny Kotkin.

1835 days ago
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