David Blaine is known as a magician, but Natasha Prince says she knows him as her rapist.
The former model claims Blaine raped her a few months after her 21stbirthday at his home in London in 2004. As the story goes, he asked her to join him in his room after giving her a cocktail. She says he then asked her for a kiss, and then told her to finish her drink. The last thing she remembered was him putting the glass on the table.
As for what happened next Prince says she was in a haze, but that she felt pain – does recall some aspects of the incident – and that when she woke up, she felt stoned and was naked. “He was shirtless at the end of the bed,” she notes. “When she looked at him, he complimented her breasts. He was just folding clothes, walking around. He didn’t kiss me or anything.”
In the years after the incident, Natasha says she suffered from anxiety and low self-esteem. She finally came forward to police in November 2016 after years of blaming herself. There’s no statute of limitations on sex crimes in Britain (a fact that’s surely sticking in Harvey Weinstein’s craw as well).
- Scotland Yard has asked Blaine to come to Britain to speak with officials – and his lawyer has denied all the allegations. “My client vehemently denies that he raped or sexually assaulted any woman, ever, and he specifically denies raping a woman in 2004,” Marty Singer said in a statement. “If, in fact, there is any police investigation, my client will fully cooperate because he has nothing to hide.” So far, there haven’t been any arrests made.
- ONE MORE THING! When asked why it took so long for her to come forward, Natasha said, “My interpretation was that it was my fault. I didn’t think of it as rape. In my head, rape was being sober—pull her in a bush, pull down her pants, and just ditch her… So I blamed myself. I did like him. I was interested in him. So I didn’t think about going to the police.” She also spoke of the shame she felt. “I had always protected myself and my reputation. I considered myself a classy girl from a nice British family. I had standards. I wasn’t the type to sleep around,” she explained.
Source: The Daily Beast