'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.
Interesting stuff. I still enjoy the show.