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Old 12-11-2012, 06:07 PM  
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"Storage Wars" Dave Hester sues show...calls it a fraud

heheh....Nice try Dave....as if we didnt know already......



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Storage Wars star Dave Hester today sued A&E and the producers of the reality show, calling it a staged “fraud on the public”. Represented by attorney Marty Singer in his suit (read it here), Hester is seeking more than $750,000 in damages and fees from the network and Original Productions for their actions and for firing him from the show. “When Plaintiff David Hester (“Hester”) complained to producers that A&E’s fraudulent conduct of salting and staging the storage lockers was possibly illegal, he was fired from the Series. As further evidence of Defendants’ outrageous conduct, they purported to rescind their written exercise of an option retaining Hester’s services this coming season,” says the 14-page complaint, which is suing for wrongful termination, breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing, unfair business practices and declaratory relief.

Reality shows are often accused of sleight-of-hand manipulation of events, contestants and other participants, but Hester’s suit tarnishes Storage Wars almost from top to bottom. “Nearly every aspect of the Series is faked, even down to the plastic surgery that one of the female cast members underwent in order to create more “sex appeal” for the show, the cost of which was paid for by Original,” the suit claims. “Original regularly ‘salts’ the storage lockers that are the subject of the auctions portrayed on the Series with valuable or unusual items to add dramatic effect, even going so far as to stage entire storage units. Original also manipulates the outcome of certain auctions by paying for storage units on behalf of the weaker cast members who lack the both the skill and financial wherewithal to place winning bids,” it adds. Hester is seeking a jury trial.


Now in its third season, the highly rated Storage Wars pits buyers against one another for contents of abandoned storage lockers. Known as “the Mogul,” Hester has been one of the seven main participants on the show since it debuted in 2010. The second half of Storage Wars’ latest season began last week.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:08 AM   #76
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Keeps the items in the lockers fresh, sort of like curing a ham with salt and smoke.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:20 AM   #77
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He's going to have a hard time proving damages, even if he is right.

Yeah, this. How was he damaged exactly?

Of course, this suit just proves what an a-hole he is. Enjoyed the show, hated him.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:21 AM   #78
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I'm really hating reality TV these days. It's all freaking fake.

The worst that's out there right now is Amish Mafia. What a bunch of bullshit.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:26 AM   #79
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Duh, I can't believe people watch this garbage.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:33 AM   #80
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Duh, I can't believe people watch this garbage.
Eh, it is entertainment and as such you should expect some staged components. If you accept that I don't see any reason to consider it garbage (other than personal preference). Just like every other TV show really.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:34 AM   #81
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Yeah, this. How was he damaged exactly?

Of course, this suit just proves what an a-hole he is. Enjoyed the show, hated him.
Yea, dude’s a douche nozzle. Entirely unsurprising he’s the one suing and trying to cash in.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:35 AM   #82
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Duh, I can't believe people watch this garbage.
Agreed, I’m not a fan but Mrs. Radar doesn’t let a reality show go by without giving it a chance.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:59 AM   #83
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etc......all steaming piles. the only one remotely interesting is Pawn Stars just because I like hearing about the history of some of the stuff etc.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:26 AM   #84
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I watched an episode last night. I'll catch it every now and then. But, yeah, the only real reason to watch is Brandi and her jubblies.

Her boyfriend is a colossal douche though and spent 18 months in prison for drug dealing. She's entirely too attractive for him.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:27 AM   #85
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I watched an episode last night. I'll catch it every now and then. But, yeah, the only real reason to watch is Brandi and her jubblies.

Her boyfriend is a colossal douche though and spent 18 months in prison for drug dealing. She's entirely too attractive for him.
But what level of crazy is she for marrying him and having kids with him?
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:13 AM   #86
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I need to call in a buddy who is an expert in Pawn Stars before I can respond to this post.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:15 AM   #87
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I need to call in a buddy who is an expert in Pawn Stars before I can respond to this post.
Okay, my buddy says it's legit, it's worth 5 grand. I'll give you 50 bucks.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:36 AM   #88
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Okay, my buddy says it's legit, it's worth 5 grand. I'll give you 50 bucks.
Yeah, I KNOW he just said it's worth 5 grand, but you have to find someone interested in Pawn Stars willing to pay that. Do YOU know anyone like that? No? Neither do I.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:38 AM   #89
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My favorite was the guy that showed up with the ejection seat out of an F-4, saying it was WWII era, and how his grandpa willed it to him. If THAT wasn't staged, then nothing on any of these shows has ever been staged.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:46 AM   #90
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