David Copperfield's Rape Accuser Charged With Prostitution And Making False Police Report
By Ann Lu
January 27, 2010
Bellevue, WA, United States (CNS) - David Copperfield's accuser has been hit with a lawsuit. The woman who alleged the Emmy Award-winning illusionist of sexually assaulting her has been indicted on charges of prostitution and making a false police statement.
The then-unnamed Seattle woman, now known as Lacey Carroll, claimed the 53-year-old magician raped her on his private island in 2007. Prosecutors dropped the investigation earlier this month after she was involved in another case that questions her credibility.
According to TMZ, the Bellevue City Prosecutor's Office in Washington filed charges against Carroll stemming from an incident in December involving another man claiming she worked as a prostitute.
Authorities said Carroll met a man in a bar on December 2. they went to his hotel room and began having sex when she told him to put $2,000 in her purse and he "can have it all." When the man refused, she told police he forced himself upon her.
But after making a report, she refused to cooperate, claiming her case with Copperfield would be tarnished.
As she failed to be believable, she is now being charged with filing a false police report and prostitution.
This bodes well for Copperfield, who previously denied the rape charge against him.
His attorney, Patty Eakes, said in a statement, "Last week federal prosecutors dropped their criminal investigation of David Copperfield, and, this week, local authorities have charged Mr. Copperfield's accuser with making yet another false claim of rape, this time against a Seattle-area businessman, and with prostitution."
"These developments vindicate Mr. Copperfield and confirm what he has said all along - this woman tried to extort money from him by making a false claim. Thankfully, authorities have now stepped in to stop her."