Famous Magician, David Blaine, is currently under investigation after alleged reports of sexual assault were made against him, Police Chief Dermot Shea of New York said on Monday.
An active investigation is currently in effect and is underway by the department’s special victim’s division, Shea mentioned during a news conference on Monday. Shea has since declined to provide additional details regarding the allegations against the magician.
Inside sources that are familiar with this investigation mentioned that the accuser of the sexual assault filed a report against Blaine with the police, but the allegation is outside the statute of limitations and the NYPD has not yet stated how the investigation will proceed.
Jill Fritzo, the spokesperson on behalf of Blaine stated that 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 Fritzo.
Additionally, a source claimed there was an investigation into Blaine around a year ago, but it has since been closed.
The master illusionist became popular for his mind-blowing magic talents back in 1999, at which at one point he was buried in a plexiglass coffin under a three-ton water-filled tank for a total of seven days.
Since then, Blaine has completely encased himself in a six-ton block of ice in Times Square for a total of 58 hours, while being stood atop a flagpole for an additional 35 hours and later spending 44 days suspended in a glass box in London.
Blaine is expected to be participating in his European tour that is scheduled to kick off in June.