I did what? I put my thing where? Nooooo. It was an ILLUSION.
Federal authorities in Seattle apparently are involved in an investigation of magician David Copperfield, and a source with knowledge of the investigation told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the case involves "possible sexual misconduct by the illusionist."
P-I reporter Levi Pulkkinen inquired Thursday night with the newspaper and called local authorities here for comment.
Robbie Burroughs, spokeswoman for the FBI's Seattle office, declined to discuss any aspects of the case on the grounds that the investigation is pending. She did say that the case originated in Seattle, Pulkkinen reports.
According to the Las Vegas newspaper, Copperfield's accuser said the misconduct occurred outside the country, but the case came under the FBI's jurisdiction because the accuser was a U.S. citizen, the paper's source said.
Copperfield's lawyer, David Chesnoff, confirmed the investigation Thursday, according to the newspaper. Agents are said to have "raided Copperfield's personal belongings Wednesday night," according to the FOX television news station in Las Vegas.
Another TV news station reported that 12 agents "stormed" a warehouse connected to Copperfield, seizing a computer hard drive, a digital camera system and nearly $2 million in cash.
"If in fact those are the allegations, unfortunately false allegations, are all too often made against famous individuals," Chesnoff is quoted as saying. "But we are confident the investigation will conclude favorably."
Chesnoff also issued a written statement on behalf of Copperfield: "We understand there is an investigation, are in touch with the investigators, and are respecting the confidentiality of the investigation."
Last edited on Fri Oct 19th, 2007 12:06 pm by beejmi