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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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This isn't about getting a "date"... This is about getting laid... Power corrupts, absolut power corrupts absolutely..

2511 days ago


have u ever wanted 2 make love on an island?

2511 days ago


when i was younger i wanted to dance on fantasy island.

2511 days ago


i used to dream of dancing on fantasy island.

2511 days ago


Man thats an elaborate plot just to get some azz. Dude you're David Copperfield, you really didn't have to try all that hard. This is the weirdest piece of Groupie Abuse I've seen. :)) I'm dyin over here

2511 days ago


He may be a heck of a magician, but he's also a heck of a moron...way to go DC, put your creepiness in writing!

Paging Britney's track to the next trainwreck!

2511 days ago


What I am guessing is he took this right from the Michael Jackson play book but changed it from small children to women.

Whereas MJ prolly called the kids smurfs or something, now it's scorpions. Where the references were to parents, now it's "husbands and boyfriends.

2511 days ago


Ok first of all super creepy. Second of all, WTF. He is a millionaire magician who owns islands in the bahama's! If u can't get hot chicks all on your own, with that kind of pub U R A LAME! That's what makes it so damn creepy. I mean most of us will settle for a job, a car and their own place! My god man. Get it together.

2511 days ago


i used to use my benz to get laid.

2511 days ago


Okay, let's go further. Is the choesn one then given to DC? Does he ask for a special favor backstage? Isn't this what it is all about? Will all the women who have been chosen to fill out these forms tell us what happens next? This has clearly been going on for a long time if he has forms printed out and has a detailed script his workers must follow. Come on, ladies, tell us about what one has to do to be a special friend to DC.

At least DC is not gay! And what about those rumors that would never die that DC paid Claudia $1M to be his girlfriend and they had a legal contract to say they were engaged?

2511 days ago


Hardcore perv!

2511 days ago


OMG come on people you are all reading WAY too much into this. David obviously uses models and others, I mean if he finds a chick who is competent and can help perform an illusion in some town why not get her info so the next time they wind through they can call her for work. Everyone needs to step back and read the forms as it's intended, just b/c someone is called a scorpion or David gives some signal doesn't exactly mean he's picking up on chicks to sleep with. And if he is he's a grown man and grown woman who throw themselves at him durning and after then are picked to help out or get a special meet and greet {Just like rock stars do, have you heard anyone complaining when Aerosmith or Def Leppard handed yu a back stage pass?} shouldn't be so "creeped out", grow up.

2511 days ago


who needs a man i just ride my horse for an orgasm.

2511 days ago

the lost    

I'd be safe at his show! LOL.
But other than that, this is a complete need for control and power. He already has control and power, so if he is still that needy, then that only leaves one conclusion: he has severe psychological problems and nothing is ever enough for him.
My ex bf was 6'4", 240, wore glasses and a ball cap, had oily skin and tripped over his own two feet and I still think he was a lot hotter than DC or any other entertainer INCLUDING Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Justin T... and all those people... but then again, I'm a woman and we are attracted to more than just looks. (Unlike MEN who all they care about is if she's a "scorpion".)

2511 days ago


does word islands make u hott?

2511 days ago
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