David Blaine under investigation following sexual assault allegations

American illusionist David Blaine

American illusionist David Blaine

During an unrelated news conference at police headquarters on Monday afternoon, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea confirmed that there's an "active investigation" of Blaine underway.

The New York Post's sources echo that timeline, and say the second woman's allegations date to 1997; she claims she was made to masturbate Blaine while hypnotized, per the sources. A senior official told The Daily Beast that detectives with the Special Victims Unit recently took statements from two alleged victims.

Blaine declined to comment on the allegations, telling the outlet he had not been contacted by NY authorities.

The report said one of the allegations might fall outside the statute of limitations because it goes back to 1998.

Blaine denied Prince's allegations, his lawyer saying in a statement: "My client vehemently denies that he raped or sexually assaulted any woman, ever, and he specifically denies raping a woman in 2004".

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Flores added: "He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head. But many supporters have leapt to Mr Biden's defence. I've known him for a long time", Brzezinski stated.

Blaine declined to comment on the allegations, saying he had not been contacted by NY authorities. In 2017, Blaine denied model Natasha Prince's claims that he raped her at a private home in London in 2004 when she was 21.

The allegations against Blaine, 45, were first reported by the Daily Beast, which said he declined to comment and hadn't been approached by authorities. "If, in fact, there is any police investigation, my client will fully cooperate because he has nothing to hide".

The incident allegedly occurred shortly after Blaine's suspension stunt in London, where he sealed himself inside a transparent, plexiglass case for 44 days hanging 30 feet in the air on the bank of the River Thames.

"Officers from the Met's Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating an allegation of rape", Scotland Yard told the outlet in a statement.

Reports of these latest allegations come days after tickets went on sale for Blaine's upcoming tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland, which is scheduled to open in June.

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