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Man Hurt in Copperfield Trick on Hook for His Own Injuries

Illusionist was found to be negligent but not liable

(Newser) - Illusionist David Copperfield was found negligent but not financially responsible for a British tourist's injuries during a signature vanishing act that used participants from the audience of a Las Vegas Strip show in 2013, a jury said Tuesday. Gavin Cox and his wife, Minh-Hahn Cox, alleged negligence by the...

Lawyer: 3 Others Were Hurt in Copperfield Show

Illusionist claimed trick never hurt anybody

(Newser) - Lawyers for a British tourist who claims he was badly hurt taking part in an illusion by Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield told a judge on Wednesday that they've found three other people who were injured in Copperfield shows over the years, the AP reports. The three women...

In Nev. Courtroom, Secret of Copperfield's Trick Aired

Brit is suing illusionist after he fell and injured himself during 'the runaround'

(Newser) - Jurors got a rare behind-the-scenes look at a David Copperfield disappearing act Tuesday during testimony in a negligence lawsuit involving a British man who claims he was badly hurt when he fell while participating in a 2013 Las Vegas show. The magician's friend and executive producer, Chris Kenner, revealed...

11 Stars Who Own Private Islands

Must be nice

(Newser) - It's no surprise for a celebrity to own a fancy car or a huge mansion—but these 23 celebrities rounded up by Ranker kick it up a notch or two: They own private islands. A sampling:
  1. Johnny Depp: He owns a 45-acre island in the Caribbean, and seems to

Woman Who Claimed Sex Assault Sues Copperfield

Alleged victim files on statute of limitations deadline

(Newser) - The Seattle woman who accused David Copperfield of sexual assault two years ago filed a federal lawsuit against the magician last month before the two-year statute of limitations expired, the Seattle Times reports. The 22-year-old model and former Miss Washington USA contestant says Copperfield used her in his act in...

Oops! Broken Arm Not Part of Trick

Copperfield assistant injured in 'freak accident' with fan blowing smoke for illusion

(Newser) - David Copperfield fans may feel disillusioned after one of the magician’s tricks went horribly wrong onstage in Las Vegas this week, breaking an assistant’s arm. The employee got his limb stuck in a fan during a routine stunt in which Copperfield “disappears” while passing through the whirling...

Grand Jury Probes Copperfield
Grand Jury Probes Copperfield

Grand Jury Probes Copperfield

Aspiring model says illusionist forced himself her at his island resort

(Newser) - A federal grand jury is considering bringing rape charges against David Copperfield, unidentified law enforcement officials told the Seattle Times. A 21-year-old aspiring model told police that Copperfield, 51, lured her to his private island and raped her, then threatened her to keep quiet. Copperfield's attorney chided law enforcement for...

Scandal Kills Copperfield Shows
Scandal Kills Copperfield Shows

Scandal Kills Copperfield Shows

(Newser) - Illusionist David Copperfield has canceled shows across Southeast Asia amid reports that the FBI is investigating claims he "forced himself" on an unidentified woman, the AP reports. He called off dates in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and Jakarta, where the promoter said: "With this cancellation, we have lost more...

FBI Makes Copperfield's $2M Disappear

Feds raid trick warehouse in alleged sex abuse investigation

(Newser) - The FBI raided a Las Vegas warehouse owned by magician David Copperfield this week, seizing a hard drive, a camera system, and nearly $2 million in cash, a local TV station reports. The feds won't reveal what Copperfield is being investigated for, but the Las Vegas Review-Journal says he stands...

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