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David Copperfield has canceled his upcoming shows in Southeast Asia following legal troubles in the United States, a Thai organizer said Monday.
"His management sent an e-mail to organizers Sunday to inform that his shows will be postponed indefinitely," said Kittiyong Achawaphong, a public relations official of RSi Dream Entertainment which organized his shows in Thailand.
This comes on the heels of new allegations and exclusive details on the David Copperfield FBI raid. Thursday's Eyewitness News told you about the raid -- Friday, there's new information about connections between Copperfield and a possible rape in the Bahamas.
The police in the Bahamas said no one from the FBI or any other law enforcement agency contacted them about allegations of David Copperfield raping a Seattle woman.
Eyewitness News confirmed that Seattle area FBI agents raided the warehouse and a source close to the investigation said agents left with a computer hard drive and a digital camera system.
Friday though, reports came out that Copperfield was accused of rape at his Bahamians Islands purchased last year. Our sister station in Seattle confirmed Seattle police took a police report from the woman but the police would not confirm if the accusation was rape or if it took place in the Bahamas.
But Eyewitness News also spoke exclusively with the police for the commonwealth of the Bahamas. They had not heard of the allegations until we told them.
"The way the matter was reported, I would be happy to talk to you, but the matter was not brought to our attention," said Chief Glenn Miller, Bahamas Chief Superintendent.
Late Friday afternoon, Copperfield's attorney, David Chesnoff, wrote in a statement: "An allegation has been made about supposed sexual misconduct by David Copperfield. The allegation is 100-percent false, and we deny it in the strongest possible terms. Unfortunately false allegations are all too often made against famous individuals."
Law enforcement agencies aren't saying much, but the Bahamanian authorities say that if any criminal activity took place in their country -- they would be the ones investigating and prosecuting. But so far, the FBI has left them out of the loop.
(Copyright 2007 by KLAS-TV and The Associated Press.)