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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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yirmine snipe    

getting help trying to pick up women isn't a crime.... its pathetic, but not a crime.

What everyone is losing sight of is the rape allegation... did he rape someone. That is all that really matters... and in this case I don't even think that matters. Remember, this alleged rape didn't happen in the US... why didn't the woman report it in the country she was supposed to have been raped in? Sorry but the facts we know point more toward a woman trying to get rich quick not one that was raped.

2508 days ago


David Cop-A-Feel

2508 days ago

Why am i even taking the time    

He is not forcing anybody to do the meet and greet. The guy hasn't even been charged with anything and his career is getting ruined by TMZ and the media. If the allegations are true, then thats a different story. Very unfair whats happening here. He is a tremendous entertainer. Too bad TMZ won't report on the illegal activities of the government and the federal reserve, etc etc !!! That would be a better use of your time.

2508 days ago


big deal, thats why guys build, invent, spend hours in a garage practicing a band, & going to the moon.
I guarantee neil armstrong took a few broads to the moon.
if it wasn't for you broads, we would never get off the coach.

2508 days ago

Lovely Rita    

Hey, Rocky - watch me pull a pervert out of my hat!

2508 days ago

George W. Tush    

There's no business like show business. Watch closely, ladies and gentlemen, as with one snap of our fingers... we make David Copperfield disappear!

2508 days ago


Rock bands have been picking up audiance groupies forever. Why the double standards?

2508 days ago


what a slime ball
did he get claudia this way?

2508 days ago


To #111 Skymagic

I have some problems with your statement that it's not easy for him to get dates....

There are obviously single women around him constantly. He can ask them out.

WHY, when he obviously knows a woman is with her husband or boyfriend, would he press the issue? That's disturbing.

2508 days ago


It's all true what TMZ is reporting! I worked for him and everybit of this is true and then some! You only know half the story, his key people are as sick as him! He also abuses animals that work with him in his act!

2508 days ago


I can't believe that I was part of all these schemes...david im SO disappointed! suddenly all the magic has disappeared-- shame on you, how superficial can you get??

2508 days ago


where is the news?

How many women have been LUCKY enough to meet David and be taken on vacation and have crazy fun?

Where are those hundreds ok maybe thousands of women?
They loved it, no complaints, would do it again in a heartbeat!

2508 days ago


he probably just has a memo that says look for knockout girls with that
Please Pick me, do you think Im pretty, Oh I hope I win in Vegas look on their face,

what is wrong with that?

They want to be picked,, I could pick them out for him and Im a woman .

They want to get into show bizness,, well I wouldnt even feel bad about giving them a little lesson in the reality, date a star for a weekend, they can be grosssssssss pigs

2508 days ago

Douglas Ray    

You know the WILLING cannot be raped!

Give me a break! These women know what's up!

David didn't rape ANYONE!!!

2508 days ago


He bought a chain of islands for $50M so he could entice women? And who would believe that he would use someone with NO experience for modeling/acting gigs? I think he's a deeply insecure man who is unable to form emotional attachments.

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