Wash. woman drops rape lawsuit against Copperfield
SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington woman who accused David Copperfield of luring her to his private island in the Bahamas and raping her, and who was later charged with fabricating sexual assault claims against another man, is dropping her federal lawsuit against the magician.
Attorneys for model and waitress Lacey Carroll announced her decision in a news release Tuesday. Carroll claimed that Copperfield pulled her out of the crowd at a show during a performance in Kennewick, in southeastern Washington. She was later invited to visit his private island in the Bahamas in July 2007.
Copperfield claimed all along that her allegations amounted to an extortion attempt, and his lawyers said that view was vindicated late last year when Carroll was charged with making a false sexual assault claim against another man in Bellevue, Wash.
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