Magician David Copperfield Facing Sex Assault Lawsuit

A Seattle woman has sued magician David Copperfield, contending he sexually assaulted and threatened her while she was a guest on his private island in the Bahamas.

David Copperfield's Las Vegas warehouse was raided by FBI agents earlier this week. (AFP/ Getty Images)

A Seattle woman has sued magician David Copperfield, contending he sexually assaulted and threatened her while she was a guest on his private island in the Bahamas.

Copperfield's lawyers Angelo Calfo and Patty Eakes deny the allegations and say the lawsuit is "extortion for money, plain and simple."

No criminal charges have been filed.

The Seattle Times describes the woman as a 22-year-old fashion model and former Miss Washington USA contestant. She says she met Copperfield during a January 2007 performance in Kennewick and that year she was invited to his private island.

The Times says the lawsuit was filed July 29 in federal court in Seattle against David Seth Kotkin, Copperfield's given name. That date was the deadline for a two-year statute of limitations.


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  • by Geez on Aug 20, 2009 at 05:39 PM
    It's magic! She's a doofus! "SassyMom" is so right!
  • by jojo on Aug 20, 2009 at 02:57 PM
    She just want alot of money.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Aug 20, 2009 at 12:17 PM
    If it was MY PRIVATE island, then MY laws would apply. I would hold MY court there, and I would be MY judge and jury.If you didn't want to obey MY laws, then don't come to MY island.
  • by Bill Location: Ernul on Aug 20, 2009 at 11:08 AM
    If Kobe Bryant got away with it, there should be nothing for Coppefield to worry about.
  • by SassyMom Location: ENC on Aug 20, 2009 at 10:47 AM
    He must have made her panties disappear! NOw she wants them back. This girl must be very naive. What did she think was going to happen at this private island he invited her too? That they were going to play patty-cake? It probably wasn't any good and she saw that it wasn't going anywhere and now she's crying wolf.
  • by D on Aug 20, 2009 at 09:06 AM
    Silly girl, doesn't she know it was all a big illusion.
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