Well-known magician David Blaine is the latest person to be accused of sexual assault.
According to New York Police Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea, the New York-based magician is currently under investigation by the department’s special victims division for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman. However, Shea declined to provide more details on the subject.
The only information about the case is the accuser may have spoken out too late, as the complaint has reached its statute of limitations. For now, it’s not clear on how NYPD will move forward with the accusation.
A spokesperson for Blaine said he intends to cooperate with the NYPD. “David denies the accusations that have been reported, and he takes these allegations seriously. He intends to cooperate with any investigation,” said Jill Fritzo.
A source reportedly told CNN there was an investigation into Blaine about a year ago, but it has since closed. Blaine gained his notability back in 1999 when he was buried in a plexiglass coffin under a three-ton water-filled tank for seven days. Additionally, Blaine has since encased himself in a six-ton block of ice in Times Square for 58 hours, stood atop a flagpole for 35 hours and spent 44 days suspended in a glass box in London.
Blaine is set to kick off his European tour this coming June.