CaribWorldNews, NEW YORk, NY, Fri. Aug. 21, 2009: A 22-year-old woman has claimed she was raped by illusionist David Copperfield in the Bahamas.
The Seattle woman, according to the New York Post, filed a federal lawsuit against Copperfield this week, She is claiming that he raped her on his private island in the Bahamas during a horrifying two-day ordeal two years ago.
She also claims Copperfield sexually assaulted her on two other occasions and threatened to kill her. The alleged assault occurred in 2007 but no criminal charges were ever filed.
But the 52-year-old magician, insists he is innocent. "Nothing of the sort ever happened," he insists. "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."