AceShowbiz - Magician David Blaine is currently under investigation following allegation of rape by former model Natasha Prince. The magician was accused of raping the model back in 2004 at a private home in London. However, Blaine, through his attorney, denied the claim, saying he never raped or sexually assaulted any woman ever.
The Daily Beast reported that police had asked Blaine to come to the U.K. for an interview and revealed that the claim was made in November 2016. "Officers from the Met's Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating an allegation of rape," Scotland Yard stated. "The allegation was reported to police on 17 November 2016 by a woman who alleged she was raped at an address in Chelsea in June or July 2004 when she was aged 21. There have been no arrests at this stage and enquiries continues."
Following the interview request, Blaine's attorney, Marty Singer, denied the allegations and said that his client never raped a woman in 2004, but Blaine would fully cooperate with investigation as he didn't have anything to hide.
"My client vehemently denies that he raped or sexually assaulted any woman, ever, and he specifically denies raping a woman in 2004," Singer stated. "If, in fact, there is any police investigation, my client will fully cooperate because he has nothing to hide."
Prince also claimed that the magician was still checking up on her after that incident, making her feel "a little bit bullied." She said, "I was freaked out; he seemed to be checking up on me, but he didn't try and make a plan to see me or anything. He sounded very creepy, and it made me feel a bit bullied."
She then added that Blaine approached her several times after that. Through Singer, Blaine acknowledged meeting Prince. However, he claimed that it was the model who approached him.
"The last time my client saw Ms. Prince was approximately five years ago, on the street of New York, where Ms. Prince approached my client and invited him to see her at the Gagosian Gallery, where she works," Singer said. "This conduct is completely inconsistent with any claim that my client engaged in any wrongful conduct approximately 13 years ago with Ms. Prince."