A secret document from David Copperfield's shows outlines how the magician's assistants were supposed to round up women that Copperfield found attractive — and keep their boyfriends and husbands out of the way, TMZ.com reports.
The people who work Copperfield's shows are required to have clipboards, a Polaroid camera, a digital camera, brochures of Copperfield's islands in the Bahamas and "Blank photo(s) of David (if one of the girls is a scorpion)," according to the document obtained by TMZ and titled "Show Participation."
"Scorpion" refers to women David brings onstage as part of his act, TMZ reports.
The document describes how the assistants need to look for attractive women whom David can meet backstage after the performance. The plan is to keep boyfriends and husbands 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," sources told TMZ.
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."
The assistants are also reportedly told to tell the women: "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?"
Copperfield has been under investigation since a woman who was in his audience claimed he flew her to the Bahamas and raped her. He denies it.
Copperfield's lawyer also reportedly sent a threatening letter to his employees — after the investigation was revealed — telling them they had a duty never to talk about what Copperfield was doing at his show.