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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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76.

Ken    

Seems like the proof is always in the pudding, tricks have always been for kids, and he is a serial sexual offender. He should be arrested for his crimes against the people, immediately. MGM say goodbye to him.

2455 days ago
77.

m    

couldn't he just use his "magic" to pick up women? What a creep!

2455 days ago
78.

malvolio    

...at least mr. rourke's actions invoked a whole lot of funny on this board! kudos to la douchenozzle, ignatius j. reilly (great nic!), and a huge thank you to komekaka for making me lmfao! -- "play with his magic wand on his island" -- you make every celebrity pervert worth it...

2455 days ago
79.

Mary Worth    

The woman smells money!
But the price she'll pay for this easy money will be quite high.

2455 days ago
80.

ohpleeez    

I agree with comment #15, in that these artist do this at all their shows to get laid... absolutely nothing criminal about that, however maybe the bimbo went to the bahamas thinking he just wanted to be held LOL...........

2455 days ago
81.

Gav    

Sounds like JFK reincarnated.

2455 days ago
82.

duh    

Oh my god what a creepy icky weirdo. I can't believe they put this IN WRITING! Oh my god - actual written instructions on how to "keep the husbands/boyfriends" at bay. Wow!

2455 days ago
83.

varrick    

I use to think old Davey boy was a creepy queer. As it turns out he's not queer.

2455 days ago
84.

Dr J Jones    

This is an OLD practice. Many very famous performers have done something similar to meet woman. David Lee Roth, Elvis..Just to name a few..
Have her washed and brought to my tent...LOL

2455 days ago
85.

JAMES    

LADIES, SOUNDS TO ME LIKE A "SERIAL RAPIST", WHAT DO YOU THINK!!!!.

2455 days ago
86.

BILL    

Not only is this guy creepy, but if you open the link and read the prepared form that his assistants use to pull the women backstage, you have to wonder who prepared the form. It's full of misspelled words. If Copperfield himself wrote the text in the form, then he may be able to pull a rabbit out of his a**, but he's an illiterate moron. Even if he didn't write the text, he must have approved it, which means he's an illiterate moron who hires illiterate morons to work for him.

2455 days ago
87.

gooche    

Wonder what Claudia Schiffer could tell us about his meet & greet?

2455 days ago
88.

Boo Hoo    

I wonder how often Mr. Creepy Creepitan will get laid now? I'm surprised that bra size wasn't one of the questions on his questionaire.

2455 days ago
89.

Yes I Said It    

I cant believe he'd be stupid enough to put this stuff in writing !!

We know it goes on, but to put in on paper, where someone could find it, is just dumb.

2455 days ago
90.

wheeljc    

He should be sentenced to four years with Rosie O'Donnell! That will teach him!!!

2455 days ago
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