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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.

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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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Come on David, let's see some MAGIC! I want to see him make the allegations disappear, ha ha. With all of this information, YES what he did was creepy with the women, but what self-worthy woman would allow herself to be pulled away from her family/loved ones to flirt with a NASTY womanizer guy? Besides David Copperfield is SO 80's!

2482 days ago


Maybe use code word black widow rather than scorpion - then all is well now & in the future?

2482 days ago

Hollywood's a Hazard    

Oh, these children of the Nephilim.

2482 days ago


honestly, he's got enough money to keep these charges from doing much more than annoying him for a few months.

come ON, people, what did you expect? las vegas is a good place for him -- that or hollywood.

2482 days ago


This has nothing to do with David picking up girls. It is a part of his act. David could get any girl he wanted....he doesnt need to go through all that just to pick up a girl. Come on folks, get real and dont believe everything the media says. These youngs ladies are looking for some hard cash, and David seems to be an easy target ..nothing more.

2482 days ago


how do the assitents know which are scorpions and which are not scorpions/ do they take pics for dc 2 look at?

2482 days ago


calling women scorpions is sexist.

2482 days ago

tired of cry baby    

let it go tmz, you don't think the rolling stones don't do that ? it's getting old, your printing the same story everyweek, you just change the way he gets there phone #

2482 days ago


its all disgusting. scorpions. tuna is a better name for women.

2482 days ago


Too much money, too much ego, too many enablers, and above all too many drugs. This kind of decadent fantasy and indulgence aren't much accessible to average people, but it seems to be possible in show business -- until somebody blows the whistle. It's probably just as well that he has now been stopped, for his own sake and especially for the sake of the misused women. All users and all potential usees should take a warning.

2482 days ago


My daughter was not approached before the show and when DC walked out into the isle he was looking and I was pointing to my daughter and he said oh ok, and took her up. We stayed behind and she went back with the others he took onstage and filled out the forms etc. but there was never anything inappropriate ever, and she was 15. Maybe that was the case but still, it seemed to just be all in fun and since they went on stage for free, then they were giving a thank you out by giving an autographed photo and brochure for the islands, like networking. He recently bought the islands and probably wanted to get some business for the resort.

2482 days ago


This was discussed on
Guess it really does happen

2482 days ago


These women are either total dumbasses or want it as much as he does. Why do they think he wants to take them to a tropical island? Out of the goodness of his heart?? Just for charitable purposes because they needed a vacation? Please!

2482 days ago


Man, what a scam!..I wish that more celebs were like David C. Celeb's like "The Magic Man, O.J., Paris and Britney make writing my column EASY!! Well Dave...No more magic for you. WoW...Lance Burton"s stock just took off like a 747....Thank's for the news!!..Check out the lvbloger @ ....lvb...

2482 days ago


I am both a mogul and an entertainment powerhouse....and I do the same thing. I'm more concerned with what people eat before they come to my show(s). I don't want gassy. It's in the contracts.

Really now....why would a good looking man do this other than to protect himself (as another person has said) from women who, once they are caught, will claim ignorance regarding the intent of her actions? This is predatory and somewhat creepy, but it takes two to tango and he must do it for rea$on$.

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