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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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46.

Elle    

Who cares? Guys use whatever assets they have, including wealth and glamour,to get dates. Entertainers and business moguls have been doing this for years note Bill Clinton and Elvis. If you go to an island alone with a man you don't know, you are certainly looking for "adventure". None of Copperfield's dating strategies, even if true as described here, suggest the man is a rapist.

2355 days ago
47.

windy    

i would not sleep with a man who owns a couple islands. my man has to own a country.

2355 days ago
48.

moi_here    

More proof this moron is gay. Entertainers have been pulling this kind of crap for years, but they don't need to write it all out. Only a control freak who was totally unsure of himself and his masculinity would feel the need to spell it out, thinking that if *he* doesn't get it, no one else will, so better make sure it's done right. To close a real sex deal it just takes a couple of minutes (hey, you wanna do David or what? Yep, lots of girls would say yes to that. ugh), to close one that is a farce to make one appear to be something he isn't, takes time. One has to make friends with them, build trust, offer cash discreetly, etc.

2355 days ago
49.

He's Boring now    

Man after reading the entire "Show Participation" pages that are linked to in the article, it really gives an insight into the Shrewdness of this Man and his Production Staff.

I hope MGM sends him packing on Morality issues alone.

Go read it and find out what terms "pulling" and "special" mean. Talk about planned sex, my goodness. I guess no guys are every asked to be part of any of his shows, in Vegas or on Tour as all the forms only refer to a "she" as being a Guest.

This guy will soon be done like a cake, at least on the big time---State and County Fair Circuit for this goof, but do please keep an eye on daughters, sisters, mothers and neices.

Anyone who goes backstage from this point on with Copperfield wont be able to claim Rape as it will now become General Understanding you are consenting with that form to have sex with him..

Hope the FBI can get him---not on creepiness but on sexual assualt charges. I bet that woman said No and no woman ever has and little David reverted to anger and control.

Cant wait for the Grand Jury

2355 days ago
50.

Christopher    

Copperfreak's career is so over! Lock this guy up before he can harm another woman or a small animal.

2355 days ago
51.

David    

Hey SinkorSwim. My guess is you went to law school and are aware of the false imprisonment case regarding the boat. Nothing like duress to have consensual sex. Although, it's not consensual with the consent is compromised by duress. David could be in trouble.

2355 days ago
52.

windy    

scorpions. i call my women barrracudas.

2355 days ago
53.

Deb    

He might as well make plans to live on his "island" because there will be much more coming out about him. What a creepy, creepy man.

2355 days ago
54.

windy    

david wants to know if you are willing to play with his magic wand on his island?

2355 days ago
55.

He's Boring now    

Somebody brought up Dog the Bounty Hunter. I was thinking last week that Dog was the greatest thing that could have happened to David, it took the focus off of him as a Main Story.

Well thanks to his Attorneys sending out that letter it looks like it got some of those Production People to open up on the sly a little more thus helping us see how weird he really is.

Its back David....you are quickly becoming the new talked about idiot again.

2355 days ago
56.

MyTwoCents    

who woulda thunk that dav was so freeky deeky

2355 days ago
57.

ChiZGal    

It's all too creepy and smarmy. David Cop-A-Feel.

2355 days ago
58.

windy    

i got 2 islands to much your double d's.

2355 days ago
59.

Seriously    

No longer David Copperfield - now David Coppaplea....

2355 days ago
60.

MacGuffin    

It's amazing that they would codify this process.

You're going to tell me someone as successful as David Copperfield can't find hot women without resorting to stuff like this?

2355 days ago
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