Two years ago, we heard rumblings about David Copperfield allegedly attacking a woman. Now that paperwork has been filed in court, Copperfield’s attorneys have responded to the accusation.
A 22-year-old woman filed suit against Copperfield in July, claming that the magician threatened and sexually assaulted her while she was a guest on his private island in the Bahamas.
Copperfield’s attorneys responded strongly in a press release, saying that the “lawsuit was extortion for money, plain and simple”:
“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 bragged to one of her closest friends that she could make up allegations against a guy to “take a guy down” if she wanted to.”
Dodd Vickers, over at Magic Newswire, has a reprinting of the full release from Copperfield’s attorneys.