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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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61.

windy    

women don't want a man with an island. they want a man who can handle a philly.

2453 days ago
62.

whoosh    

Can't he just pull a date out of a hat or something?

2453 days ago
63.

L Dogg    

I always thought that good ol' COPP-A-FEEL had a very chester-the-molester like vibe about him! he's gross. i wouldn't even f him with britney's co o ch ie

2453 days ago
64.

SHANE    

I like his tactics he has really thought this whole process out and a lot of trial and error applied. I think he should change his name to Ho-dini creepy white guy rapist .

2453 days ago
65.

windy    

island hopping is hott.

2453 days ago
66.

klarg    

Guess he will need to do a real disappearing act to get out of this one.

2453 days ago
67.

bIUBBuLa    

None of this is illegal. He's just trying to pick up chicks the only way he know how to. Just means he's a weirdo loser.
If there's proof he raped someone, that's another matter.

2453 days ago
68.

Sharona    

I still don't understand what is wrong with this...............he has guidlines to go by and seems to be playing everything by the book.......this is for assistants people,not dates..........I doubt for one minute if he has trouble getting dates............remember Claudia?

2453 days ago
69.

Love Life    

Hey L.A. Douchenozzle, Esq., if all women are attention whores then all men are sick headed whores.

2453 days ago
70.

xxshortiexx    

Lock him up and throw away the key!

2453 days ago
71.

windy    

in my next trick i will make her virginity disappear.

2453 days ago
72.

He's Boring now    

Too bad there is a WRiters Strike right now. Conan, Leno, David, all of them would have a Field Day with these latest revelations.

But alas we will be hit with re runs given these Late Night Jokesters aint creative enough to remember how to write their own jokes.

2453 days ago
73.

Jill    

This is way creepy...in my opinion if you are looking for someone to date or hook up with someone do the dirty work yourself.Also I am not sure as to why anyone would agree in a contract to perform these acts for him...but I can also understand that people did bring these problems public...
I have no advice for him except find a shrink, you need serious help.

2453 days ago
74.

AJ    

He has been doing the for years!! In 1991 after a show at Ceasar's, one of his assistants invited me and my friend's little sister (16 YEARS OLD) to the 2nd show. They sent us a bottle of wine and invited us backstage to meet him after the show where he totally hit on her. It was so sick, she told him she was 16 and we left. Then he married Claudia Shiffer and I was so grossed out she married a guy who hit on a teenage stranger.

2453 days ago
75.

Julie-J.B.    

Look up "narcissistic personality disorder." I do believe "DC" fits the bill.

And... I ALWAYS thought "magic" was creepy, and this just confirms it!

2453 days ago
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