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Copperfield Secret Document

How to Pick Up Chicks

11/5/2007 7:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained portions of a secret document from David Copperfield's shows, outlining in extreme detail how the magician's assistants were supposed to rope in the women that David found attractive -- and hold their boyfriends and husbands at bay.

David Copperfield
The document, titled "Show Participation," requires the people who work David's shows to arm themselves with clipboards, a Polaroid camera, a digital camera, brochures of David's islands in the Bahamas and "Blank photo(s) of David (if one of the girls is a scorpion)." "Scorpion" refers to women David brings onstage as part of his act.

The document describes how the assistants need to be heads-up for attractive women whom David can meet backstage after the performance. We're told the plan is to keep boyfriends and husband in the arena, adding "from time to time, boyfriends and husbands will give us a hard time and refuse to stay. If that is the case, try your best to get them to stay and refer to the "What to Say" sheet for help."

And it gets creepier.

According to the document, "On occasion David will have you pull in both scorpions even if he is only interested in one of them, just for comfort."

But wait -- it gets worse. The assistants are told to sell the women before David arrives backstage. They're supposed to say: "Do you know that David has recently bought some islands in the Bahamas? Well they are BEAUTIFUL and we are doing a lot of project (sic) for these islands: Ads, TV, Radio and many other promotions. So we like (sic) to keep in touch with you in case there is a job in the future we think you would be interested in."

According to the document, the women are then supposed to fill out a questionnaire -- "Where are you from... What hotel are you staying in. How long are you in town. Who did you come to the show with? Husband? Boyfriend? Friend?"

And then there's the threatening letter David's lawyer sent to David's employees -- after the investigation was revealed -- telling them they had a duty never to talk about what David was really doing at his show. The plot thickens.

David has been under investigation, after a woman who was in the audience claims he flew her to the Bahamas and allegedly raped her. He denies it.
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1.

Zack    

Hayashi, You're closer to a crime of slander than David is of anything. "Serial offender"? He has not been charged of anything, ever! One person is accusing him of something we don't have any proof (or close to) of. I wouldn't be surprised if it had something to do with an employee who was fired, and now wants to smear David!

So many people say it is "sick", yet if he were a musician, rather that a magician, he would be praised for his tactics!! Most of what is said about what happens at his shows may be true, and been going on for a long time, but he is not a 3rd rate celeb (a $57,000,000 annual paycheck is hardly 3rd rate), using his assistants to get him dates, because he can't do it himself. David has NO problem finding dates, when he wants them! He is one of the biggest, highest paid names in show biz, taking advantage of the fact that he can do certain things, to feed natural desires that males tend to have which he does LEGALLY (I don't believe the rape accusation is true) as many would if they had the money and resources. (not all... myself included)
No crime has yet been proven, or even charged, for that matter.
Maybe he isn't 100% honest to women he first meets, but can all of you that are talking about how "sick" this is say that you have been completely honest about yourself on every 'first date' you've had? (doubt it)
Besides, the guy does 500 shows per year! He doesn't exactly have a lot of time to spend working on the conventional relationship, like most of us...

I like TMZ, but people who read and watch this 'news' tend to jump to conclusions, and assume that there is no other possiblity but guilt. Some people respond as though he was caught at a teenager's house, by Chris Hansen!

If he did rape someone, then yes, he is sick. Until it is proven, or he says he did... I do not believe it.

I know quite a bit about the man, and he is a lot of things, but I do not believe a rapist is one of them.

2444 days ago
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bad female    

But of course he is a pervert.Why would he harassing people like this if he isn't?Think about it...His rude behaviour .He is looking for misunderstanding.And for what reason?He want us to feel sorry for these ''unfair accusations'' about him,for what?He is pretending to be the victim.He is missing something important though ,that people just don't like his pathetic behaviour .None of the normal people want to feel sad and pathetic.That obviously means that his feelings aren't quite normal!

2443 days ago
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bad female    

But of course he is a pervert.Why would he harassing people like this if he isn't?Think about it...His rude behaviour.He's looking for a misunderstanding.And for what reason?He wants us to feel sorry for these ''unfair accusations'' that have been made about him,right?He is pretending to be the victim.He's missing something important though,that people just don't like his pathetic behaviour.None of the normal people want to feel sad and pathetic.That obviously means that his feelings aren't quite normal!

2443 days ago
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copperfield worker    

YOU GUYS GOT ALL THE CRAP WRONG ON DAVID PULL YOUR HEADS OUTTA YOUASSES AND GET SOME OF THE FACTS STRAIGHT,AND HE USES DAM HAND SIGNALS IN THE SHOW ,AND IVE SPENT A LOTTA TIME AT STRIP CLUBS WITH DAVID AND CLAUDIA,AND WE DAM SURE WASNT WATCHING MEN,AND THE PEOPLE HE PICKS IS CALLED STOOGES ,,YOUR ALL GONNA LOOK STUPID WHEN THIS IS OVER WITH AND HE PROVES HE DONE NOUTHING WRONG,WAIT AND SEE,AND HE WONT PAY THE BITCH OFF,HIS NAME IS WORTH MORE,IF YOU ONLY KNEW ALL THE DAM NICE THINGS HES DONE FOR PEOPLE AND ME BY HELPING THEM,YOU WOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOUR SELVES..AND IF I WAS DAVIS I WOULD SUE THE HELL OUT OF YOU FOR TAKING PICTURES OF HIS SHOW IT SAYS ON HIS TICKETS NO CAMERAS ALLOWED,

2439 days ago
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copperfield worker    

THE STUPID LIEING IDIOT THAT SAID SHE COULDNT LEAVE THE SHOW IS STUPID AND A LIER THE REASON YOU COULDNT LEAVE THE SHOW IDIOT IS BECAUSE WHEN HE PICKS YOU OUT OF THE CROUD IT LOOKS A LITTLE STRANGE WHEN YOU GET BACK TO YOUR SEAT YOU LEAVE,HELL I SIT THERE THE WHOLE SHOW 3 TO 5 TIMES A DAM DAY AND I COULDNT LEAVE EITHER IT LOOKS REAL FUNNY AFTER YOU BEEN ON STAGE YOU LEAVE DUMMY,,LIER AND YOU SURELY ARE A FOOL TO THINK HE NEEDED ASS BAD ENOUGH TO HOLD YOU .IDIOT,,

2439 days ago
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eagleone    

David Copperfield is NOT i repeat NOT a rapist or a criminal!

2438 days ago
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Iven Wazzo    

I can't believe you people actually buy into this tabloid storytelling.
What PROOF is there that there is any truth to this tale?
Don't believe everything you read or hear until you get some real proof.

2436 days ago
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LARRY    

As an illusionist and a quite successful one I will agree with several of the comments especially the "Elvis" one that if he cannot even pick-up chicks at his own gig that is really sad. The fact is that he couldn't get a chick on his own if she was Ice Cream and his D_ick was a spoon! He is a REAL coward and arogant individual. I know I have met
him personally and he is a real phoney. Unlike Siegfried and Roy who are personal friends for years and real gentlemen, sincere and friends.

2428 days ago
9.

Al    

What a creep!

2455 days ago
10.

Blech    

creep a What!

2455 days ago
11.

Left Coaster    

there is an ick factor here.

2455 days ago
12.

Christy M    

Wow when I met him I got my picture taken and got the info on his Islands but never filled out a Q & A thing......... But I also won my tickets from the MGM for a meet and greet......

2455 days ago
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AUNT DAR    

I CAN'T BELIEVE HE HAS TO GO THROUGH ALL OF THAT TO GET A DATE....
DOES'NT SEEM RIGHT...

2455 days ago
14.

Studly    

guys have their own way y'know

2455 days ago
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joanie    

I always knew there was something"off" about him. I never believed the Claudia Schiffer thing either. I guess he's not gay after all!!

2455 days ago
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