The quiet half of Penn & Teller sues alleged trick thief4/18/2012
A rose by any other name is...still a stolen magic trick. That's the word according to a lawsuit filed by Raymond (wait, his name is Raymond?) Teller, the quiet half of longtime Vegas act Penn & Teller. Teller alleges that Dutch magician Gerard Dogge, who performs as Gerard Bakardy because that's so much cooler, ripped off an "iconic" illusion called "Shadows," retitled it "The Rose & Her Shadow" and made a now-unavailable YouTube video in which he offered to explain how to do it for $3,050. In a somewhat unprecedented move, Teller actually copyrighted the details of the trick in 1983, but despite being a legit magician, it's gonna take a judge to make Dogge disappear.
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