LAS VEGAS, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Attorney David Chesnoff said federal investigators leaked information about a case involving his client, illusionist David Copperfield, to the Seattle Times.
Published reports said the FBI is investigating a Seattle woman's claim that Copperfield raped her in the Bahamas.
"David Copperfield has never struck, forced himself (on) or threatened any woman," Chesnoff told TMZ. "If some woman told anyone that he did, then she is not being truthful."
Chesnoff noted that some information reported by the media has been proven false.
"The media previously reported that the FBI seized $2 million in cash from Mr. Copperfield's Las Vegas warehouse, only to be contradicted subsequently by an FBI statement that the media reports were untrue and that $2 million was neither found nor seized."
The attorney also said that while he and Copperfield have been asked to respect the confidentiality of the investigation, some law enforcement officials don't appear to be doing the same.
"At least three federal officials have been cited as sources in a Saturday Seattle Times story containing information about allegations being made. This not only unfairly and falsely defames my client but it undermines the integrity of the entire investigation," Chesnoff told TMZ.