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David Copperfield opens up about 'devastating' rape allegations

Jul 17, 2012 | 5:00am EDT

Former beauty queen Lacey Carroll claimed the magician sexually assaulted her during a vacation on his private island in the Bahamas in 2007.

Copperfield was cleared of any wrongdoing in 2010, but in a candid new TV interview with Oprah Winfrey, he admits the two-year investigation was hell.

He says, "To be falsely accused of something that horrendous is a devastating thing for yourself, your friends, your family, really bad.

"When the truth comes out - you know she was arrested, not me - finally things you know come to light."

Winfrey told him, "People remember the charge. They don't remember the exoneration," to which Copperfield replied, "Not only exoneration, but I was the victim."

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