Well, at least from his asian tour. Apparently there had been allegations about sexual misconduct from the magician / illusionist. So it does seem like we will not be able to see him make the merlion disappear, nor the IR appear from thin air… or better yet, the London Eye Singapore Flyer disappear and appear. So if you have paid for tickets from Sistic, perhaps it’s about time you start getting your refunds from them?

BANGKOK – AMEIRCAN (sic) magician David Copperfield has cancelled his upcoming shows in Southeast Asia following allegations of sexual misconduct in the United States, a Thai organiser said on Monday.

‘His management sent an e-mail to organisers Sunday to inform that his shows will be postponed indefinitely,’ said Ms Kittiyong Achawaphong, a public relations official of RSi Dream Entertainment, which organised his shows in Thailand.

Copperfield was scheduled to perform in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand in coming weeks. The cancellations come days after FBI agents searched his warehouse and a casino hotel in Las Vegas, where the magician regularly performs, following charges that he ‘forced himself’ on an unidentified woman.

Details about the allegations have not been revealed but Copperfield’s lawyer, Mr David Chesnoff, has said ‘we know these allegations are false because David Copperfield has never forced himself on anyone.’

Promoters of some of the Asian shows are trying to negotiate with Copperfield’s management to reschedule the performances or recoup some of the losses incurred from the cancellations.

‘We are told by Copperfield management that David’s show had been canceled by the artist,’ said Mr Peter Basuki, whose company was organising the Jakarta show. He said they would like to file a complaint with Copperfield management, but did not elaborate.

‘They said they would like to find any other available time to perform in Jakarta,’ Mr Basuki said. ‘With this cancellation, we have lost more than US$1 million (S$1.5 million) for advertising and other preparations. Business is business. We want to make a profit. But this is making us lose money.’– AP

Well, at least this poor guy does not have to worry about not being able to sell his ticket. There is always a silver lining somewhere. =P

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