Copperfield Sets the Record Straight About Lawsuit

    SEATTLE, Aug. 19 /CNW/ -- The following is a statement by Angelo Calfo
and Patty Eakes at Yarmuth, Wilsdon, Calfo PLLC, David Copperfield's attorney:

    Two years ago, false reports surfaced in the media that a Washington
woman claimed she had been assaulted by David Copperfield.  Now, this same
woman has filed a lawsuit on this false, two-year old claim to get money.  We
had hoped to avoid responding to her allegations in public, but her filing of
this lawsuit has forced us to do so, to respond to these false allegations and
set the record straight.

    This woman, who filed the lawsuit, has a history of lying.  She has lied
to law enforcement before and, as a result, had innocent people arrested based
on a false accusation.  She bragged to one of her closest friends that she
could make up allegations against a guy to "take a guy down" if she wanted to.
 She said this before she even met Mr. Copperfield.  Witness after witness who
know her personally say she is incapable of telling the truth.

    Her pattern of lying continues in this lawsuit.  The facts are that there
were more than twenty women and men on the island during her visit.  The
allegation that there was no one on the island to help her - even if she
needed help - is preposterous.  She met and talked with many people on the
island, and spent hours with them on the beach, without Mr. Copperfield even
present.  Among the people she met was a female live-in island manager, who
spent time with her on the island and told her that if she needed anything to
just call.  She never complained to anyone about her treatment, never showed
any signs of distress and no one on the island saw her with scratches, bruises
or any other signs of assault.  That's because nothing of the sort ever
happened.  Instead, she sun-tanned in her bikini listening to her IPod,
jet-skied with island visitors, had playful conversations with guests, and
swam on island beaches, day after day.  She even had dinner with a group of
island guests.

    The notion that this woman was trapped on the island is absurd.  There
are telephones everywhere throughout the island that allow guests to call
anyone in the world, including "911."  There is cellular phone coverage and
even internet access on the island. She had access to jet skis and boats that
she could have taken to the neighboring inhabited islands that are minutes
away and not owned by Mr. Copperfield.  She came to the island because she
wanted to - no one lied to her - and she could have left the island on her own
at any time.

    This lawsuit is extortion for money, plain and simple.  Unfortunately,
false claims like this only hurt the women who really have been abused, women
who really need our help.


For further information:

For further information: Patty Eakes or Angelo Calfo, both of Yarmuth,
Wilsdon, Calfo PLLC, +1-206-516-3800, +1-206-335-6054, or +1-206-516-3835 Web

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