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    'Storage Wars' star says A&E series is faked
    Hester's suit says he was fired after complaining that valuable items were planted.

    A star of A&E's popular reality series Storage Wars is accusing the show of rigging key elements in a lawsuit that followed his ouster from the program.

    Dave Hester, a key bidder for unclaimed goods in Southern California storage lockers, who's known as "the mogul," says he complained to network executives and producers about items he says were "planted" to heighten the show's drama. In response, he was fired from the show, he claims in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in California Superior Court.

    Hester charges A&E and Original Productions with wrongful termination and is seeking $750,000 in damages. >>>

    The suit says Hester was "not comfortable participating in this charade" but does not say whether his comfort level shifted during the show's 80-episode run or whether the "salting" is a more recent development.

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    Interesting stuff. I still enjoy the show.
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    A rigged reality show? No!
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    I think its pretty obvious to most of us that most reality shows are scripted, like American Pickers and Pawn Stars (which I also enjoy watching every now and then). I dont watch this one regularly either, but every now and then I enjoy it. Especially to watch Barry and Brandy.
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    Gee, what a shock. What can you believe in any more.
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    I like The Toy Hunter, but I'm sure there is some rigging involved. I don't care, I just like to see what toys from my childhood he can find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janice View Post
    I think its pretty obvious to most of us that most reality shows are scripted, like American Pickers and Pawn Stars (which I also enjoy watching every now and then). I dont watch this one regularly either, but every now and then I enjoy it. Especially to watch Barry and Brandy.
    I've watched it a few times and I liked Dave and Barry. Dave because he seems to really know what is going on and Barry because he usually just doesn't give a shit. He's in it for the fun (and the paycheck from A&E). Darryl is an oaf and Jarrod isn't much better.
    I have been going to live auctions (as opposed to Ebay and other on-line types) for over 20 years as a buyer and a seller and would really like to know what orifice Darry pulls his prices out of. Most of them are off by a factor of 10 or better.
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