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'Just Called to Say Hello': Magician David Copperfield Reportedly Left 16 Messages for Jeffrey Epstein in Early 2000s

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A new report alleges that magician David Copperfield contacted convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein "persistently" in 2004 and 2005.

May 17 2024, Published 7:15 p.m. ET

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Magician David Copperfield and late convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein allegedly used to be in frequent contact, RadarOnline.com has learned.

The nature of their relationship was first called into question when the entertainer's name surfaced during Epstein's 2019 child sex trafficking trial. Court records and police evidence indicated that the pair met at least three times, and two of Epstein's victims claimed to have been present at some of these meetings.

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Sixteen women came forward with new sexual misconduct allegations against Copperfield this week.

Copperfield was also among those named in a batch of unsealed court documents in January that listed individuals who were tied to the financier. While the inclusion of the magician's name raised eyebrows, it did not implicate him in any crimes.

However, he has been accused of sexual misconduct in the past, and 16 women came forward this week with new allegations. Some of the women claimed that they were underage at the time of the alleged incidents.

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Notepads obtained by The Guardian reportedly showed that Copperfield left 16 messages for Epstein over the course of a few months.

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The Guardian US obtained copies of notepads that staff at Epstein's mansion in Palm Beach, Fla., used to write down messages for the businessman. It was discovered that between 2004 and 2005, Copperfield appeared to have called Epstein "persistently."

The notepads reportedly showed 16 messages left by the magician over the course of a few months, including one that read, “Magic David called.” Two of his other notes allegedly read, "it's important," and "just called to say hello," and a third message without explanation said, "it's jackpot."

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Copperfield has denied ever engaging in sexual misconduct.

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Copperfield's lawyers denied he left "multiple messages" for Epstein In a written statement to the outlet, saying their client "was not a friend of Jeffrey Epstein."

“Any messages that were left would have been left by our client’s office in response to a request by Epstein for tickets to a show," the entertainer's legal team explained, adding that Copperfield was unaware of Epstein's "horrific crimes."

“Like the rest of the world, he learned about it from the press,” the statement continued.

Copperfield also denied ever engaging in sexual misconduct or inappropriate behavior.

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Two of Epstein's victims reportedly claimed to have been present during alleged meetups between the financier and Copperfield.

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The Guardian's ongoing investigation exposed Copperfield for allegedly taking Epstein victims on behind-the-scenes tours and giving them backstage passes to his magic shows.

On Wednesday, six years after the magician was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a pageant teen, the outlet revealed the latest women alleging misconduct by Copperfield dating back to the 1980s.

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Sigrid McCawley, a victims’ rights attorney who has represented several Epstein victims, argued that unanswered questions surrounding the pair needed to be addressed.

“David Copperfield cannot hide or make his close friendship with Jeffrey Epstein disappear,” she said.

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A rep for Copperfield tells RadarOnline.com, “This is a total distortion of the facts and just the latest in The Guardian's malicious series of tabloid articles. This is a nonstory. There has never been any suggestion of wrongdoing by David. Even The Guardian has had to make this clear despite its efforts to twist the facts to generate clickbait. David and Jeffrey Epstein were, at most, acquaintances."

They added, "Epstein is well-known to have “collected” the rich and famous, making people both inside and outside his circle believe that famous people with whom he came into contact, were his friends. David was not his friend. They only ever met on a handful of occasions, and even then only in groups with other people. Any interaction they had took place before Epstein’s crimes were exposed. Like everyone else, David learned about his abhorrent crimes for the first time in the press. As he had never seen any untoward behavior during his few group interactions, David had no knowledge or belief that anything improper was going on. Had he ever seen or heard of anyone acting illegally or inappropriately, he would have done everything in his power to stop it.”

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