David Copperfield’s Las Vegas warehouse was raided last week by the FBI. A computer hard drive and digital camera equipment were confiscated. While the reasons for the raid weren’t immediately disclosed, it appears a Seattle woman is claiming the magician raped her in the Bahamas. The seized camera equipment may provide a clue, according to TMZ:
Sources now tell TMZ Copperfield designed part of his show around “a system for picking up women.” During his show, David goes into the audience and chooses women to come on stage. We’re told that if David likes a girl, he’ll use code words with assistants like “mama” and “secrecy.” The assistants mark the women on a map of the inside of the Hollywood Theater at MGM Grand. After the show, the women are brought backstage — and that’s where the profiling begins.
The women are told that David may use them in his show when he comes to their hometown. They are then photographed with a digital camera, asked questions like, “What is your favorite men’s cologne?” and “Where do you like to vacation?” We’re told one of those vacation spots mentioned by staff is the Bahamas, where the accuser claims she was assaulted. Copperfield owns a cluster of islands in the Bahamas — which he bought for $50 million.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but David Copperfield could learn a thing or two from Criss Angel. Granted, Criss looks like a retarded Mr. T from Long Island, but at least he picks up chicks the honest way. No elaborate interviews and secret codes nonsense. He just finds celebrities that are suffering from drug and/or alcohol addiction, milks them for free press and then bangs them. You don’t get much more pure and innocent than that. Bravo, Criss Angel. Go buy yourself another necklace. You earned it.