David Copperfield’s response to a lawsuit that disappeared
David Copperfield’s attorneys (Angelo Calfo and Patty Eakes of Yarmuth, Wilsdon, Calfo PLLC) have issued a statement on his behalf after a Seattle-area woman dropped her lawsuit against him:
David Copperfield has just found out that Lacey Carroll and her lawyers have suddenly dropped their entire civil lawsuit against him after a federal judge ordered Carroll to be questioned under oath by Mr. Copperfield’s attorneys. Carroll’s lawsuit was nothing but a pathetic attempt to extort Mr. Copperfield for money with malicious and false allegations. There was no settlement. Mr. Copperfield would not and did not pay Carroll a dime to drop her lawsuit.
Copperfield, his family and friends are pleased, but this saga is not over. Carroll still has criminal charges against her in Bellevue, Washington for making a false rape claim against another man. Her lies were caught on videotape by the police in that case. Mr. Copperfield too can prove that she lied in this caseâ€”only this time to the FBIâ€”and Mr. Copperfield is cooperating with government to have Carroll prosecuted for having wasted taxpayer dollars and law enforcement resources in a two and one-half year investigation of her false allegations.
“It has never been about money,” Carroll said in the statement. “I just wanted him held accountable for what he did.”
We typically would not name victims of sexual assault. In this case, Carroll’s attorney’s identified her in a news release and she has consented to have her name used.
Carroll claimed Copperfield pulled her out of the crowd during a show in Kennewick, in southeastern Washington. She was later invited to visit his island in July 2007. The trip was supposed to lead to possible modeling gigs doing promotional brochures or other materials for Copperfield. She claimed Copperfield forced her to perform sex acts instead.
This story includes information from Gene Johnson, Associated Press