News David Blaine being investigated for sexual assault, NYPD says The investigation is being conducted by the department’s Special Victims Unit. David Blaine speaks in New York City on Oct. 24, 2018. Photo Credit: Getty Images for Onward18/Craig Barritt By Michael O'Keeffe firstname.lastname@example.org Updated April 1, 2019 7:52 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Police are investigating allegations that magician David Blaine sexually assaulted at least two women, an NYPD official confirmed Monday. “There is an active investigation,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said during a news conference. The investigation is being conducted by the department’s Special Victims Unit, Shea said. He declined to comment when asked if police had attempted to interview Blaine. The investigation was first reported by The Daily Beast, which said SVU detectives took statements from two women. The statute of limitations has expired in both cases and Blaine has not been charged with a crime. “The NYPD takes sexual assault and rape cases extremely seriously,” a police spokesman said, “and urges anyone who has been a victim to file a report so we can perform a comprehensive investigation, and offer support and services to survivors.” With Alison Fox By Michael O'Keeffe email@example.com Michael O'Keeffe covers Suffolk County police and other Long Island law-enforcement agencies. He is an award-winning journalist and the co-author of two books, "The Card" and "American Icon." Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.