Lawyer denies David Copperfield 'forced himself' on woman - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Lawyer denies David Copperfield 'forced himself' on woman

Posted: Updated:

Associated Press - October 21, 2007 6:15 PM ET

LAS VEGAS (AP) - David Copperfield's lawyer is rebutting an allegation that the magician "forced himself" on a woman.

In a statement, Attorney David Chesnoff said an unidentified woman made a false allegation.

He defended his client, insisting - quote - "David Copperfield has never forced himself on anyone."

Neither Chesnoff nor law enforcement officials have provided details about the allegation or an FBI search of a Copperfield warehouse in Las Vegas and a casino theater where the magician regularly performs.

Seattle FBI agent Robbie Burroughs has said the Las Vegas investigation was part of a Seattle case, declining to comment further.

Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.