LAWSUIT

Copperfield Sued for Sexual Assault

David Copperfield is no doubt wishing he could disappear right now: A 22-year-old fashion model has just filed a federal lawsuit against the magician and entertainer, alleging he sexually assaulted and threatened her while she was visiting his private island in the Bahamas, back in 2007. The woman, a Seattle native, says she met the magician during one of his shows earlier that year, and was invited to his island that summer. After watching a movie, he attacked and threatened to kill her if she didn't comply, the suit claims. Copperfield's lawyers deny the accusations and have issued a forceful response: "This lawsuit is extortion for money, plain and simple," read a statement. "Unfortunately, false claims like this only hurt the women who really have been abused, women who really need our help."