Sodomy Allegations; Magician David Blaine Accused of Raping Model in 2004

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According to a detailed report by The Daily Beast, Magician David Blaine is accused of raping a model in London more than a decade ago. In the report, model Natasha Prince claims Blaine raped her at a private home in London’s Chelsea neighborhood in the summer of 2004.

As of right now, the investigation is still ongoing. Prince flew to London in 2016 to report the incident to Kensington Police, 12 years after the alleged incident occurred.

“Officers from the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating an allegation of rape,” investigator Scotland Yard said in a statement to The Daily Beast. “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 continue.”

In her interview with The Daily Beast, Prince said she first met Blaine at a posh nightclub in Knightsbridge in the summer of 2004, and that she visited his house the following night. At first, Prince turned down Blaine’s invitation because she had an early call the next morning but he offered to send a car.

“I thought, ‘OK, he must really like me,” said Prince. “It wasn’t too far a drive—it was in Chelsea… We pulled up to this mansion—there were electronic gates, and it really intimidated me. It was like an embassy, with 20 or 30 rooms, and I took an elevator up to the third or fourth floor.”

At some point, Prince said, Blaine disappeared into the kitchen and returned with a vodka and soda “in a tall crystal glass.”

“I had a high tolerance, but that week I was working and had decided not to drink,” Prince said. “But I decided to have that one drink that night. It wasn’t strong; it tasted mostly like soda.”

After about 20 minutes of conversation, Prince said, Blaine asked to show her something in an adjacent bedroom.

“I remember carrying my drink, because I assumed we were coming back,” she said. “I guess I thought we might look at a view or something.

“I followed him, and we went into the bedroom, and it’s dark. I told him right away when he texted me that I was working tomorrow. So I was thinking maybe we would have a sort of intimate conversation somewhere else for five or 10 minutes. But he spun around quite quickly and said, ‘Kiss me.’ I did kiss him. And then he said, ‘Finish your drink’ and took the glass from me and put it on the table, and that’s really the last thing I remember.

“At some point, I was on the bed, face-forward, and he was behind me. I think it woke me up a little bit, because I’d never had that [anal sex] done to me before. I remember moving around a lot. I was limp, and I was very floaty; I was in and out of a deep sleep.

“When I woke up, I was very relaxed—very stoned. The lights were on, and I was naked. He was shirtless at the end of the bed. And when I looked at him, he said, ‘You have really nice tits.’ … He was just folding clothes, walking around. He didn’t kiss me or anything.”

Prince’s allegations against Blaine are very disturbing. Police have requested Blaine to come to Britain to be interviewed, according to emails reviewed by The Daily Beast. Furthermore, Blaine’s attorney, Marty Singer, said the magician “vehemently” denies all of Prince’s allegations.

“My client vehemently denies that he raped or sexually assaulted any woman, ever, and he specifically denies raping a woman in 2004,” the statement said. (“This would include Natasha Prince,” Singer said in an additional statement.) “If, in fact, there is any police investigation, my client will fully cooperate because he has nothing to hide.”

According to the Sexual Offences Act 2003, rape in the UK occurs when someone “intentionally penetrates the vagina, anus or mouth of another person without consent.” A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable, on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for life.

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