Friday, October 19, 2007

The David Copperfield Raid:

Magic, Money and the FBI


by Mondoreb

"Wherever art appears, life disappears."
--Francis Picabia

Illusionist David Copperfield probably wishes about now that he could make himself really disappear. From CNN:
The FBI raid this week of a warehouse owned by illusionist David Copperfield in Las Vegas stemmed from an alleged incident in the Bahamas, Seattle police said Friday.
A woman filed a police report over the summer making an accusation against Copperfield, a police spokeswoman said. Police did not say what the accusation is, but referred to the woman as an alleged "victim."

"Due to the seriousness of the alleged incident, we documented it," the police spokeswoman said.

An FBI spokesman also said agents were investigating a case based in Seattle when they entered the warehouse Wednesday night. FBI Special Agent Robbie Burroughs said no other information could be made public on the probe.

According to Forbes magazine, Copperfield made $57 million in 2005 and the same amount the year before.

As JammieWearingFool says: Who keeps $2 million cash in a safe?

Money, magic, magicians and the FBI: Is there a TV movie in there someplace?

Woman Accuses Copperfield of Rape
A Seattle woman accused the famed magician of rape. From UPI:
A Seattle woman has accused magician and illusionist David Copperfield of raping her in the Bahamas,

Fox News reported Friday.

However, Copperfield's Las Vegas attorney, David Chesnoff, told the network possible sexual abuse claims against the famed magician are false. "If, in fact, those are the allegations, unfortunately false allegations are all too often made against famous individuals," Chesnoff said. "But we are confident the investigation will conclude favorably. We are in touch with the investigators and are respecting the confidentiality of the investigation."

Okay, add a rape into the mix and there is a TV movie to be made of all this.


Back to Front Page.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Leave your name/nic.
We've changed the comments section to allow non-registered users to comment.
We'll continue like that until it's being abused.
We reserve the right to delete all abusive or otherwise inappropriate comments.