In a statement to TMZ today, David Copperfield's attorney said, “David Copperfield canceled his overseas tour because promoters did not honor their contractual commitments, including failing to make a contractual payment of more than $1 million and canceling a segment of the tour without Mr. Copperfield's consent.
“The cancellations had nothing to do with the investigation into allegations by an unidentified woman”.
Maybe he is right and so he won't mind if we do a little timeline check.
Pays $72M for four islands in the Bahamas and claims they are the location of the Fountain Of Youth – August 2006
FBI Raid – October 17th
Canceled Shows In SE Asia – October 21st
SE Asian Promoters File Suit Against David Copperfield – October 24
Another accuser comes forward – November 1st
See, I would tend to believe the attorney if David had canceled the shows prior to the FBI raid. But alas he didn't cancel them until after the raid and if the promoters did back out on payments, maybe it is because they thought David might be in jail and unable to make his appearances. According to the lawsuit that was filed against Copperfield, the promoters of at least some of the SE Asia show are demanding that Copperfield return several million dollars that was paid into an escrow account to ensure Copperfield would perform in SE Asia.
If they still need a magician, I think Pamela Anderson is available and for several million dollars would probably throw in a happy ending for all paying customers.