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David Copperfield Accused Of Drugging, Sexually Assaulting Pageant Teen

Jan. 25 2018, Updated 11:05 a.m. ET

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David Copperfield has been accused of sexual assault.

As RadarOnline.com has learned, former model Brittney Lewis recently came forward claiming that the famed magician drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1988.

The woman told The Wrap that she met Copperfield, 61, that year, when she was participating in the “Look of the Year” modeling contest held by Elite Model Management.

The young beauty was 17 at the time. She claimed that the magician was a judge at the modeling contest she participated in.

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The alleged victim claimed she told the FBI about the assault in 2007, but nothing was done. Lewis’ family members confirmed the account to the outlet, saying she informed them of the abuse years ago.

David Copperfield denied the allegations made against him, and even referenced another instance in which he was accused of sexual assault, in 2007. He claimed that while he now has to “weather another storm,” he still very much wants the “Me Too” movement “to continue to flourish.”

"We all want people who feel they've been victims of sexual misconduct to be empowered, and as a rule we should listen, so more will feel comfortable coming forward. It's important," he wrote on Twitter and Instagram after Lewis’ claims "But imagine what it's like, believing in the movement, and having also been falsely accused publicly in the past."

He explained that the last time he was accused, the FBI proved he was innocent.

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"I've lived with years of news reports about me being accused of fabricated, heinous acts, with few telling the story of the accuser getting arrested, and my innocence," he added. "Knowing that false accusers can negatively impact the believability of others and are a true disservice to those who have been victims of sexual misconduct, I didn't draw attention to it."

Copperfield – who’s been vocal about his support of the “Me Too” and “Time’s Up” movements – concluded: "Always listen, and consider everything carefully, but please for everyone's sake, don't rush to judgment."

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