Seattle U.S. Attorney Closes Rape Probe of Magician
By Ryan J. Reilly | January 13, 2022 3:15 pm

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington has closed a two-year investigation into rape allegations against magician David Copperfield without filing charges, reports The Associated Press.

The notice came in a brief court document filed Tuesday by Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Roe. The office is headed by Jenny Durkan, who was confirmed in late September. Says the article:

The woman who made the complaint, a former Miss Washington contestant, said in a related civil lawsuit against Copperfield, whose real name is David Kotkin, that she met him during a performance in Kennewick and was invited to visit his private island in the Bahamas in July 2007.

The woman claimed Copperfield invited her to visit his private island in the Bahamas in 2007, where he assaulted her. Copperfield’s attorneys denied the allegations and said the woman was trying to extort Copperfield.


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