Master illusionist David Copperfield is under the microscope of the law enforcement community after a woman accused him of sexual assault.
But why did the FBI go and raid his warehouse and seize his possessions - which included a digital camera equipment and a hard drive to a computer?
TMZ reports that Copperfield designed part of his magic shows around "a system for picking up women."
During shows, David goes into the audience and chooses women to come on stage.
If David likes a girl, he uses code words with assistants like "mama" and "secrecy."
The assistants then mark the women on a map of the inside of the Hollywood Theater at MGM Grand, where he frequently performs. After the show, the women are brought backstage, and that's where his profiling begins.
The women are told that David may use them in his show when he comes to their hometown. They are then photographed with a digital camera, asked questions like, "What is your favorite men's cologne?" and "Where do you like to vacation?"
One of those vacation spots mentioned by staff is the Bahamas, where David Copperfield's accuser claims she was assaulted. Copperfield owns a cluster of islands in the Bahamas, which he bought for $50 million.
This may explain the FBI's interest in David Copperfield's digital camera system and hard drive. If the accuser is a woman who was brought on stage - and who he met in this fashion - the FBI would surely be interested.
Copperfield's attorney re-issued his earlier statement in response to this story: "It is important these allegations be put into perspective. An unidentified woman has made serious allegations against David Copperfield. While authorities have not revealed her identity to us, we know these allegations are false because David Copperfield has never forced himself on anyone."