By brendon October 23, 2007 @ 6:47 PM

New reports say the reason the FBI raided the Las Vegas warehouse belonging to David Copperfield is because part of his act is a system to pick up women.  One of these women may have been to girl now accusing him of rape.

Copperfield designed part of his show around "a system for picking up women." During his show, David goes into the audience and chooses women to come on stage. We're told that if David likes a girl, he'll use code words with assistants like "mama" and "secrecy." The assistants mark the women on a map of the inside of the Hollywood Theater at MGM Grand. After the show, the women are brought backstage — and that's where the profiling begins.
The women are told that David may use them in his show when he comes to their hometown. They are then photographed with a digital camera, asked questions like, "What is your favorite men's cologne?" and "Where do you like to vacation?" We're told one of those vacation spots mentioned by staff is the Bahamas, where the accuser claims she was assaulted. Copperfield owns a cluster of islands in the Bahamas — which he bought for $50 million.
This may explain the FBI's interest in David's camera system and hard drive. If the accuser is a woman who was brought on stage, the FBI would be interested in a possible M.O.

I'm pretty sure this dude was over thinking things.  Picking up girls isn't this complicated.  Especially if he met this chick in Vegas.  Trust me, Vegas girls are super friendly.  Even the strippers that come to your room don't ask for money, especially if punch them out and sneak away.


By brendon October 19, 2007 @ 1:12 PM

Fox News is reporting that a woman in Seattle has pressed charges against wizard David Copperfield, claiming that he raped her.  Fox says:

The woman told Seattle police the magician raped her while she was in the Bahamas, sources said. Because the alleged incident happened abroad and the woman did not report it until she returned to the United States, Seattle authorities turned over the case to the FBI.
On Thursday, FBI officials raided a Las Vegas warehouse used by Copperfield. Seattle FBI agent Robbie Burroughs said Thursday the case was related to one in Washington.
"The investigation is related to a Seattle case. The Seattle case is pending and that means we can't say anything about it," Burroughs said.
Copperfield's Las Vegas attorney, David Chesnoff, refused to give specifics about the charge. "If in fact those are the allegations, unfortunately false allegations are all too often made against famous individuals," Chesnoff said. "But we are confident the investigation will conclude favorably."

And Extra is reporting that Copperfields Las Vegas warehouse has been searched and the FBI confiscated a computer hard drive, a memory chip from his digital camera and almost 2 million dollars in cash.  Extra also said … wait, the FBI can do that?  They can just take your cash if you're accused of a crime?  What on earth does his cash have to do with an accused rape?  I don't think rape is even illegal in the Bahamas.  In fact I think that's the motto on their license plates.  Between all the drunken tourists and potent weed, that place is a forced-penetration powder keg.  And do we have to call it rape?  That's such an judgmental word.  Why not "an unexpected penis surplus"?

(yeah i dont have as many david copperfield banner pictures as you might think)