16 women accuse the magician David Copperfield of sexual harassment and assault, half when they were minors

16 women have accused the famous American magician David Copperfield of sexual harassment and assault over more than 30 years, more than half claim that it happened when they were minors, the British newspaper reveals this Wednesday The Guardian. According to the newspaper’s information, some were 15 years old when the reported events occurred, although they acknowledge that it is possible that the magician did not know his exact age.

Three of the women claim that David Copperfield He drugged them before having sex with them, in a way that, they claim, nullified their ability to give consent. The accusations cover a very broad period of time, reaching from the late 1980s to 2014.

All the women who accuse David Copperfield through the investigation of The Guardian, which is based on more than 100 interviews with victims and witnesses, they met the magician, who is now 67 years old, through his work. Many claim that they felt legitimate to make the events public after the outbreak of the Me Too.

For its part, David Copperfield denies the facts. His lawyers have assured the British newspaper that the artist “has never acted inappropriately with anyone, much less with any minor.” For them, a “truthful” description of Copperfield would appeal to his “kindness, shyness, and treatment of men and women with respect.” Furthermore, they claim that Copperfield He is a fierce defender of the movement Me Too and that it is not the first time that false accusations have been made against him.

Indeed, one of the 16 complainants, Brittney Lewis accused the magician in 2018 of drugging her and sexually assaulting her in 1988, when she was 17 years old. Copperfield He also denied then the statements published by the digital media The Wrap. The story fits with that of another victim, who hides her identity under the name Gillian and which he has related to The Guardian how the magician raped her after having a drink with Copperfield after one of his shows in 1993. “I… would never tell this to anyone if I didn’t sincerely believe, honestly before God, that she was drugged at that moment,” she says.

The lawyers of David Copperfield They assure that drugs “are not part of their world.”

Four other women accuse the magician of having groped them or forced them to touch him in a sexual manner during his live shows on stage. Three were teenagers at the time of the alleged incidents. Relatives of a 15-year-old girl who were sitting in the audience remember seeing him fondle her breasts.

Several of the complainants also agree in accusing David Copperfield to promise to help them with their careers and to maintain contact with them or their families. The lawyers “strongly deny any suggestion of harassment or any other wrongdoing,” calling the allegations “not only completely false but also completely implausible.”

Copperfield has recently been linked to the case Jeffrey Epstein the American millionaire who committed suicide in prison in 2019 after being convicted of sex trafficking of girls.

By Editor

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