He’d Better Pull A Good Lawyer Out Of His Hat

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Further details are emerging about those rape allegations against sorcerer David Copperfield. The word is that the 2 million dollars the Feds seized from his magic storehouse might have been payoff money. Yikes. Sources are saying that Copperfield was offering the alleged victim, an unidentified woman from Seattle, the money to quiet down and not press any charges. Hush money! It doesn’t paint a pleasant picture. The victim reported that Copperfield invited her to a party at his compound in the Bahamas. When she got there, she discovered it was a party of two. *shiver*

“She got nervous and wanted to go home right away, but David convinced her to stay, saying she could leave the next day if she really wanted to,” the friend claims.

That night, Copperfield forced himself on the woman, holding her arms “down on the bed, leaving her with terrible bruises,” the friend charges.

“She told me she fought back,” the friend says. “But she said that just seemed to turn him on more.”

“After Copperfield had finished with her and left to clean off, the young woman had the presence of mind to use her cell phone to take photos of the crime scene,” according to the tab. “In order to preserve physical evidence, she says she didn’t shower. The next day, she went back home to Seattle, where her mother met her at the airport.”

The victim reportedly also went straight to a medical center, where a rape kit was taken. The FBI reportedly used the woman in a sting operation on Copperfield, and had her e-mail him and arrange to meet in Vegas. If this is true, magic is no longer magical to me. I expect to see Harry Potter punching babies next.