The multi-millionaire illusionist magician, David Copperfield, finally responds to a 30-year-old allegation that he drugged and sexually assaulted an underage model. Back in Japan of 1988, Brittney Lewis, now 47, explained to media news outlet TheWrap that the attack began after she met Copperfield, 61, as a contestant at the “Look of the year” modeling competition. Copperfield was the judge.
After Copperfield invited her to his show in California, Lewis claims, he drugged her and brought her to his hotel where he allegedly sexually assaulted her. Lewis also claims that the next morning, “he wanted her to know that nothing happened because she was underage. –He said, ‘I didn’t enter you.’”
Previous Accusations Were Discredited
The Las Vegas resident, Copperfield, has had his show running concurrently without pause at the MGM theater for the last 18 years. He is listed by Forbes to be worth around $800 million, as he earns $60 million per year from his residency at the theater. Instead of addressing the allegations from Lewis, he decided to focus his on his support to the #MeToo movement and a similar claim made against him in the past.
He was accused of assaulting former beauty pageant contestant, Lacey Carrol, in 2007. Carrol claims the assault took place on his private island in the Bahamas, but after two years of search and examination, the investigation was eventually dismissed by the FBI. Carrol, however, was charged by police later, after she made the same and false accusations towards another man. Copperfield took to Instagram to express his feelings of the surrounding drama.
“Imagine what it’s like believing in the [#MeToo] movement, and having also been falsely accused publicly in the past, “he continues with, “while I weather another storm, I want the movement to continue to flourish. Always listen, and consider everything carefully, but please for everyone’s sake don’t rush to judgement. I’ve lived with years of news reports about me of fabricated, heinous acts, with few telling the story of the [accuser] getting arrested, and my innocence.”
TheWrap confirmed that Lewis’ family and her best friend, including her grandmother, ex, and current husband, all acknowledged that she informed them of the incident all those years ago. The statute of limitations has been reached, so Copperfield will not be prosecuted. Lewis also spills she is not pursuing any money from the very wealthy illusionist as well.