Illusionist David Blaine accused of sexually assaulting a model

David Blaine denies the allegations.
David Blaine denies the allegations. Photo credit: Getty

A well-known US illusionist is being investigated following claims he raped a former model in 2004.

David Blaine, then 31, is accused of sexually assaulting British model Natasha Prince in London when she was 21.

Ms Prince waived her right to anonymity to confirm the accusation to Daily Beast, which she reported to police in November 2016.

"I think I tried really hard to block it out. But I carried this awful feeling with me," she told the American media company.

She says she was invited to the magician's house where he offered her a drink she believes contained drugs. Ms Prince says she's not sure on the details of what happened during the evening, but suffered flashbacks over the following years.

In a statement through his lawyer, Blaine denied the allegations.

"My client vehemently denies that he raped or sexually assaulted any woman, ever, and he specifically denies raping a woman in 2004.

"If, in fact, there is any police investigation, my client will fully cooperate because he has nothing to hide."

Ms Prince claims it ended her career, as not one would hire her due to anxiety. She now works as an art dealer in New York.