A former teenager style says magician David Copperfield drugged and sexually assaulted her when she used to be 17 years outdated 3 many years in the past.
Brittney Lewis instructed The Wrap that she met Copperfield in 1988 on the “Look of the Year” modeling contest in Atami, Japan. Copperfield used to be serving as a pass judgement on and after the contest Lewis alleges that the magician invited her to one among his presentations in California. According to Lewis, who used to be dwelling in Utah, he were given permission from her grandmother who used to be confident that the teenager could be accompanied all the time and could be staying in a separate lodge room than his.
When Lewis met Copperfield in California, she stated he took her buying groceries, enthusiastically presented her to his workforce and at one level attempted to carry her hand. She stated she made it transparent to the then 32-year-old that she wasn’t keen on a romantic courting.
Lewis stated that once the display, she used to be at a bar with Copperfield and he poured one thing into her drink. When she requested what he used to be doing, he instructed the teenager that he used to be “just sharing” together with her.
Lewis admits that the remainder of the night time used to be a blur, however stated she remembered Copperfield laying on best of her, kissing her and starting up her garments.
“He was kissing my face and then I remember him starting to go down on my body with his face,” she instructed the Wrap. “And then, as soon as he started going down, I just completely blacked out.”
Lewis stated that the following morning, “he wanted me to know that nothing happened because I was underage.”
“He said: ‘I didn’t enter you,’” she added.
Lewis instructed The Wrap that Copperfield made her write a letter that morning “saying she was okay.”
“My therapist later told me that he made me write a contract to keep me quiet,” she stated.
The Wrap reported that representatives for Copperfield didn’t reply to its request for touch upon Tuesday. But on Wednesday, Copperfield posted a commentary to Twitter during which he expressed improve for the #MeToo motion calling consideration to sexual abuses whilst additionally cautioning towards “a rush to judgment.”
He made a obscure connection with Lewis’ accusations, and went into element a few earlier sexual attack declare made via a special lady towards him.
“But imagine what it’s like, believing in the movement, and having also been falsely accused publicly in the past. To have your life and your family’s life turned upside down,” he wrote.
Former good looks queen Lacey Carroll accused Copperfield of sexual attack on a personal island in 2007. The FBI investigated the declare or even raided Copperfield’s Las Vegas warehouse. The case used to be sooner or later closed, on the other hand, with out fees.
Carroll used to be later charged with making false sexual attack claims towards any other guy.
Copperfield famous this prior accusation in his commentary on Twitter.
“I’ve lived with years of news reports about me being accused of fabricated, heinous acts, with few telling the story of the accuser getting arrested, and my innocence,” he wrote.
He added: “So 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 judgment.”