David Copperfield Tries To Make Sexual Assualt Charges Disappear

Lawyers for illusionist David Copperfield are claiming that the sexual assault charges brought against him are “extortion for money, plain and simple.”

The 22-year-old Seattle woman–a former Miss Washington USA contestant and model–also claims that Copperfield threatened to kill her. The two allegedly met at one of the magician’s January 2007 performances.

Maybe she didn’t understand he was just playing a “trick” on her. Oh, I’m sorry. I mean, “illusion.” A trick is something a whore does for money.

Gallery Info: David Copperfield holds a press conference and photocall prior to his show at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.