Celebrity magician David Blaine denies rape allegation
After a string of sexual allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, model-turned-art dealer Natasha Prince has come out and accused American magician David Blaine of raping her in 2004.
Prince, who was 21 at the time, aleged that the illusionist extraordinaire took advantage of her on her birthday, inside a house in Chelsea, London.
“The next thing I remember, I was sitting in the makeup chair getting my makeup done, and thinking, ‘What did I do last night? Did I have sex with David Blaine?’” she told The Daily Beast.
“But I didn’t want to…I felt hazy, completely out of it,” she said, adding that she first met Blaine at a nightclub in Knightsbridge.
Through his attorney Marty Singer, the 44-year-old magician denied the allegation and dared her to relate evidence of the supposed attack.
“My client vehemently denies that he raped or sexually assaulted any woman, ever, and he specifically denies raping a woman in 2004,” Singer said in a statement, as relayed by The Telegraph. “If, in fact, there is any police investigation, my client will fully cooperate because he has nothing to hide.”
Aside from his breathtaking illusions, Blaine is known for his high-profile feats of endurance, which has set and broken several world records. Khristian Ibarrola /ra
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