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The Seattle woman suing David Copperfield saying the magician sexually assaulted her two years ago she says she -- Copperfield.
Seen here on stage during one of his performance is back in January.
Of 2007 the woman is 22 you're -- old fashion model former miss Washington.
She says the incident in question happen later that year in July while she was a guest on copper fields private island in the Bahamas no.
Criminal charges have ever been filed against the magician.
And in a statement -- -- attorney calling the lawsuit -- extortion joining us now in our air newsroom ready talent a former prosecutor.
And from our newsroom in Chicago.
Jennifer's matters a criminal defense attorney.
Randy Jennifer let me start review.
You know the Fed started investigating its two years ago they obviously didn't find an indictable offense -- -- -- never charged him.
And on the very day the statute of limitations isn't set to expire he -- she filed this lawsuit for money damages.
This thing stinks like ten day old fish.
Yes I would have to agree with you the fact that she's stuff filed on the very last day of the -- the limitations to -- says that this is her last ditch effort to get money added David Copperfield.
If she was truly a victim of sexual assault.
A victim once just steps they want their failing to behind bars what this.
What this woman seems to want is money and I think the timing of the filing of the lawsuit says a lot.
Randy maturities for Copperfield.
Looked into the woman's background and they portrayed her as a serial liar money quote from their statement we'll put up on the screen.
She has lied to law enforcement before and had innocent people arrested based on false accusation she bragged one of her closest friends she could make up allegations and take a guy down if you wanted to you.
Witness after witness who know her personally say she -- -- capable of telling the truth.
Randy if that can be proved.
She's got no case right.
Hey he's a magician she disappears but I will tell you something very very dangerous to go after a victim particularly one.
Who was the victim of a sexual assault because if you can't back that up and your -- is writing checks -- your body can't cash.
I gotta tell you he's not going to be pulling -- -- -- his -- he's going to be pulling money out of that hat.
-- Jennifer the woman claims she was trapped on this island with Copperfield.
And there's nobody else there which by itself is a little bit hard to believe.
Copper field through his attorney says wait a minute there were more than twenty men and women on the island there.
She mingled with -- -- them.
-- he wasn't there.
And never complained to anybody spent her time tanning swimming and jets keen -- and having played full conversations with the other gas itself.
If that's approval rights like Copperfield what then.
Well -- I think David has a great case he's got many witnesses that he can call on what's interesting here is.
Where's the call to the authorities.
Saying that a crime has a card it's not there.
Instead we have heard from looking around and talking with other people.
It it is very very suspect here 88 sexual assault victim again is going to call authorities it's going to go to the hospital we have nothing of that -- we do know that they had a relationship.
They met in January of 07.
And then she goes with private island in July of 07 yeah.
I'm sort of relation you know.
Rad reading your last question here Randy -- did you let -- you know former prosecutor and anything can be proved that this woman eight lied to authorities -- be -- to the grand jury investigating the case.
Shouldn't she'd be prosecuted criminally for everything from perjury to obstruction of justice to.
Well Greg there's no question about that but but again I I must tell you.
If it is proven likewise that she was -- -- under false pretense is and if admissible or not.
There is any validity to two million dollars and is safe that's supposed to go to -- that she turned down.
I gotta tell you I feel very differently about the position that you are taking.
Well he he's a rich man and it's not -- usual for people to keep a rich people to keep large amounts of cast in it in a safe.
And by the way I mean he be charged with say the man -- if he really did lure her to the island you know that.
I -- flatter yourself -- delegates they've I think.
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