LAS VEGAS, NV (CelebrityAccess) – A Las Vegas jury has ruled that illusionist David Copperfield was negligent but not financially responsible for injuries obtained by a British tourist during a vanishing act performed at the MGM Grand hotel back in 2013.
Gavin Cox and his wife, Minh-Hahn Cox, sued Copperfield, the MGM Grand hotel, two Copperfield business entities, and a construction firm that was renovating the hotel following the performance.
Yesterday, after only two hours of deliberation, jurors returned a verdict of no liability for each of those named in the lawsuit, and instead found Cox 100 percent responsible for his own injuries. Mr. Cox’s attorneys have estimated that he racked up more than $400,000 in medical costs as a result of his injury, however, the verdict means the Coxes cannot seek monetary damages beyond this point.
Copperfield stopped performing the illusion in 2015.