LAS VEGAS, October 28 /CNW/ - David Chesnoff, attorney for David
Copperfield, today said that allegations which were improperly leaked by
federal officials to the Seattle Times and appeared in a Saturday story in
that paper are false
"David Copperfield has never struck, forced himself or threatened any
woman," Mr. Chesnoff said. "If some woman told anyone that he did, then she is
not being truthful."
Mr. Chesnoff said that these are not the first allegations leaked in this
case which turned out to be untrue.
"The media previously reported that the FBI seized $2 million in cash
from Mr. Copperfield's Las Vegas warehouse," he said, "only to be contradicted
subsequently by an FBI statement that the media reports were untrue and that
$2 million was neither found nor seized.
"We have been asked to respect the confidentiality of the investigation,
but clearly law enforcement officials are not doing the same. At least three
federal officials have been cited as sources in a Saturday Seattle Times story
containing information about allegations being made. This not only unfairly
and falsely defames my client, but it undermines the integrity of the entire
Mr. Chesnoff said that Mr. Copperfield is among those rare celebrities
with a blemishless past.
"It is very hurtful for him to hear and read these horrible, untrue
allegations being made against him by a still unnamed woman. As I have
previously said, David Copperfield has never forced himself on any woman. He
is not that type of person. He is a true gentleman in every sense of the
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