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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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TMZ should be ashamed of themselves. People, read the linked forms above. No where in the alleged forms does it say anything about dating copperfield, sex, or anything inappropriate. TMZ and the rest of the world are jumping to conclusions they want to see to find a story where there is none yet.

The fact is... The FBI is investigating a claim. Period. No official release of what the claim is, it is all hearsay. The $2 million reported seizzed NEVER happened. Direct lies by the media according to the FBI. And none of the so-called storyies run after the initial report by TMZ or anyone else has any fact to it whatsoever. It is only alleged girls coming forward... or directly invented and created fictionally by TMZ and other tabloids to .. to slander David Copperfield and create a story for themselves.

We have no proof that TMZ didn't create this form themselves. But I assume they did not as it does not contain anything remotely creepy unless you want to read into it.

David Copperfield is well known in the entertainment world for scripting his shows to the nth degree. All of his assistants chosen from the audience are young, good looking women. Thats a fact of the show. Thats the image of the show. You wont see him choose an old, fat lady to help with a routine, as it does not fit the image of the show. All this form above shows is that the crew is to help find these assistants to help with the show. TMZ is claiming only those referred to as Scorpions, are brought onstage. That is pure speculation, or another direct lie from TMZ. No where in that form linked does it state such. For all we know a scorpion is just one of the people who help during a particular illusion. In fact, David does an illusion with an actual scorpion. It could be referring to the girl who helps with the scorpion trick. Who knows.

TMZ needs to quit creating a story where there is none, and quit slandering someones name just because they can and it will make them money. Shame on TMZ.

Finally, TMZ links a copy of a "threatening letter" they say Copperfields attorney sent to quiet up employees. That "threateninng letter" as TMZ calls it is simply a standard, very standard legal letter than ANY corporation under media scrutiny would send to employees. With the writers strike in hollywood this week, employees of studios all over town got the exact same type of letters barring them speaking to the media.


TMZ needs to go out of business. Someone needs to sue their pants off now.

2542 days ago


The ick factor is beyond here, into the realm of shudder & vomit. There aren't enough islands in the Bahamas -nay, the whole planet- to make you anything but smarmy, David. Also, how stupid are these women? If ever there was a non-interesting celebrity for whom points would not be had for bedding, this is it.

2542 days ago


I don't see anything in the docs that is freaky or weird..

If I was a vegas performer with enough cash to have my staff isolate and introduce hot women to me after the show, I would do it in a heartbeat.

Those who are offended by entertainers getting hot chicks are likely man haters and fatties.

2542 days ago

Memory Lane    

Not sure if this behavior is in the text books or not but this sure smacks of Michael Jackson's - all be it for a different kind of conquest, the pursuit seems to be the same.

2542 days ago

He's Boring now    

#230 NC

Written like the true DC employee you must be, or are you a Paralegal with the Law Firm?

Quit your crying because your meal ticket is in reality a shmuck who should be up on Civil Charges at the minimum for sexual harrassment in the workplace. Afterall he is working when he does this isnt he? And he puts employees up to this chirade on unsuspecting audience members--who are told of "modeling" opportunities--sounds like promises of employment to most civil juries.

Yeah sure, we shouldnt believe the form isnt used for finding, banging than dumping who gets selected---especially the Scorpion ones.

Nice Try---tell it to the Judge. The judge is the ultimate authority on all of this anyway not your opinion nor mine.

2542 days ago

What Goes Round Comes Round    

This guy is about as All American Gross as it gets!

2542 days ago


Thank you TMZ for being in business and creating a forum through which people like #230 can say things like, "TMZ needs to go out of business. Someone needs to sue their pants off now"

2541 days ago


I strongly suspect that one characteristic both "stupid/naive/believing in the false pretense of a breakthrough job in the Bahamas - women" and "saavy/willing to go to the Bahamas and deal with unwelcome advances from DC in hopes the job prospect is real - women" have in common is that neither type of woman wants to be raped...........................

Noted that only one woman to this point has accused DC of rape. stay tuned.

2541 days ago


Amazing how people are ripping Copperfield to no end. TMZ , media and general public are jumping to conclusions. What happened to "Innocent before guilt "?? Some people on here are making claims that are nothing more than fiction. All this " talk" is causing more damage than good. There is so much BS floating around, it makes me sick to my stomach.
What people do not understand is this. Imagine for one second you were accused of something ( guilt or innocence ) so life changing. An allegation is made and suddenly people you don't even know are coming out making all these " claims" and you have not been arrested, charged or gone to trial but people say "YOU ARE GUILTY !". SHAME ON YOU ALL who are making these ridiculous claims. I will bet none of you would ever want to go through something like this. .. but here you are sticking your nose in it and stating things that either did not happen that way or at all.
Don't you just love people making all these " claims of events" and distort the truth. I question these people and would love to see them appear before the courts. But we all know that when it comes to trial however, they won't show up. They do not want to go because they know perjury is a crime and they could be the ones going to jail. Well good for them! Maybe then they learn not to say things that are not true. I hope one day when this is all cleared up and Mr Copperfield is found to be not guilty of anything, I hope his legal team turn around and sue the hell out of TMZ, and anyone else who "claim" he did something so evil and terrible.
Go to any concert by KISS or Ozzy and you see women show their breasts .. on the jumbo screen. Go watch " GIRLS GONE WILD" and see what they do. But none of them come out later and make ridiculous claims of rape or sexual misconduct. None ! WHY? Because they did it upon themselves. That's right.. they did it on their own . Free will !
So David Copperfield owns 4 islands in the Bahamas and he invites people to come and stay. Who would not want to go to a tropical island with David Copperfield? Now this allegation is out... the same people who dreamed of spending time with him are now crying wolf.
And all you people want is to have him kicked out onto the curb and take away everything he has worked hard for. Talk about kicking someone when they are already down! Oh sure.. you say he did this, he did that. He made me fill out a questionaire... was there anything on that form that suggests sexual behaviour??. read it like I did and say NO ! There is nothing there. Who would not want an opportunity to live a dream of working on a tropical island??
Did any of his crew members hold guns to your head and force you to have your picture taken with David ? Have you never met any other celebrity and not want your picture taken with them?? or did they force you to smile for the camera and fill out this form and not say anything. Why is this all coming out now?? Why ? Like Andy Warhol said " Everyone wants their 15 minutes of fame".

2541 days ago


I don't believe it, I think someone is trying to sabotage him and make some money. He too smart to pull a stupid stunt like that!

2541 days ago


And I always thought Claudia Schiffer was his beard...guess he 'likes' the ladies. Or Scorpions, or whatever the code name is...bleccchhhh.

2541 days ago


This is TMZ... TABLOID SLEAZE! Dont believe everything you read people! its all FAKED!

2541 days ago


Come on people; we don't even know if this is true or not!

2541 days ago


There are two sides to every story. Don't judge the book by it's cover. I believe she was just trying to get money out of him.

2541 days ago


I always did think there was something spooky about David Copperfield. But I don’t believe this rape charge for an instant. Article reports, “woman who was in the audience claims he flew her to the Bahamas and allegedly raped her.” Sounds to me like she willingly got on the plane, knew exactly where she was going, accepted his hospitality for a vacation-like stay on a beautiful tropical island….. then waited 3 months after the alleged rape to report it! Why? Because he’s worth millions, that’s why! Is it possible that perhaps the woman—his willing guest—came on to him, he turned her down, and she flew into a rage and decided to get even by submitting a false report? It’s not like that’s never happened before.

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