LAS VEGAS (CelebrityAccess) Risk manager for the MGM Grand Hotel Mark Habersack recently testified in the trial against David Copperfield, who is being sued by a British tourist who claims he was injured during one of Copperfield’s tricks, that he does not know why an incident report on the accident did not include accounts from witnesses.
Gavin Cox claims that, during a November 2013 Copperfield performance at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, he fell backstage and was rushed to the hospital, eventually costing him $400,000 in medical bills. Cox was one of 13 audience members who performed in a trick called “13” where he and 12 others disappear from the stage and reappear in the back of the audience. The volunteers were hurried through indoor hallways and an outdoor alleyway to make the reappearance. Cox claimed he slipped in an area that was under construction and suffered brain and body injuries.
Habersack testified during the civil trial that, although he did not work at the casino at the time and could not answer questions about how the accident occurred, he could point out that, “In the actual report, the only attached statement is from Mr. Cox,” according to the Associated Press.
Cox’s attorneys say they have heard from three witnesses willing to testify about three other injuries over the years.
Copperfield has also testified, revealing on the stand the details of the trick, which has been performed around the world for the past 15 years.