Gavin Cox is 100% liable for his own injuries, a jury found late Tuesday night, according to the Clark County District Court documents.
The tourist took part in the magician’s signature disappearing trick, and said he suffered brain injuries when he fell during the performance.
The jury ruled the five parties named in the lawsuit — including Copperfield — were all 0% responsible for the injuries. Cox was “100% ” responsible for his injuries, it said.
Cox was taking part in an illusion trick that makes 13 random audience members disappear on stage.
As part of the trick, Copperfield randomly picks participants by throwing 13 balls into the audience and the volunteers are placed in a cage that hovers over the stage. The illusionist then reveals the 13 at the back of the room.
Cox took part in the trick, and says he suffered brain damage after he tripped backstage and fell into a dark construction zone. The multimillion-dollar lawsuit he filed a year after the incident not only named Copperfield, but also MGM Grand Hotel and at least three other companies connected to the show.
During the trial, Copperfield told the court Cox participated in the trick, referred to as the “vanishing crowd or Lucky 13,” and ran the course with no problems.
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