Teller Sues Over Magic Trick

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April 16, 2012 | 7:26am EST

Penn & Teller star Raymond Teller is suing a Dutch entertainer over a magic trick.
The conjurer, one half of the famed Las Vegas double act, has filed suit against Gerard Bakardy – real name Gerard Dogge – accusing him of stealing one of his illusions and then offering to sell off the secret behind the trick.

In papers filed at federal court in Nevada on Wednesday, Teller claims Dogge’s trick Rose & Her Shadow, which he has showcased on, is a copy of his own performance piece called Shadows, which he copyrighted in 1983, according to The Hollywood Reporter.