- David Copperfield has been forced to reveal the secret behind his ‘vanishing crowd’ trick as a result of legal action brought against him by an audience member who took part in the illusion.
- Audience member Gavin Cox says he sustained brain damage after he fell while running through a secret tunnel at the MGM Hotel and Casino, as he was being hurried along the way,
- In response, David’s lawyer told the Daily Mail that the allegations are denied, noting that the illusion has been performed for more than 15 years with more than 100,000 participants.
- The trick? 13 audience members are called onstage. They are given a torch to shine at the crowd. They’re then taken through a secret passage while David lifts a cover onstage to show they ‘vanished’. Then they appear at the back of the stage still holding those torches.
- Underwhelmed? Yeah, me too.