SEATTLE, April 20 (UPI) -- David Copperfield's lawyers say the Washington state woman who accused the illusionist of sexually assaulting her has dropped her civil lawsuit.
Lacey Carroll claimed in the suit Copperfield raped her on his private Caribbean island in 2007. A criminal investigation into her allegation ended this year with no charges filed.
"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," attorneys Angelo Calfo and Patty Eakes said in a statement. "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."
The statement said Copperfield is "pleased, but this saga is not over."
'Carroll still has criminal charges against her in Bellevue, Wash., for making a false rape claim against another man ... Mr. Copperfield too can prove that she lied in this case -- only this time to the FBI."
The statement said Copperfield is cooperating with authorities "to have Carroll prosecuted for having wasted taxpayer dollars and law enforcement resources in a 2 1/2-year investigation of her false allegations."