Storage Wars Lawsuit: Is The Show A Big Fake?

    December 11, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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Anyone who watches a fair amount of reality television will probably acknowledge that some shows–whether it’s small aspects or entire plot lines–have things charted out ahead of time; sometimes producers will ask the stars to repeat a line or do another “take” if it came out mumbled on camera.

But one man, a former star of the A&E show “Storage Wars”, says the entire thing is rigged, down to what can be found “hidden” beneath piles of trash inside storage units, and he’s filed a lawsuit against producers for wrongful termination, claiming they fired him when he dared to complain about the less-than-straightforward practices.

David Hester says the show has gone so far as to plant a mini BMW in a storage unit before, as well as old newspapers announcing the death of Elvis, in order to drum up viewer ratings. He also alleges that the show’s producers have paid for some of the stars to have plastic surgery to appear more pleasing in front of the camera.

Despite the allegations, a rep from A&E insists that there is no lawsuit in progress and emailed a statement about it to Fox News.

“We do not know about a lawsuit being filed and we do not comment on pending or threatened litigation,” the rep said.

  • http://www.teamaguilar.com Alex Aguilar

    David Hester was such a pain to watch on the show. I am glad he is gone. He was so arrogant and full of himself. We all know reality TV is rigged but it’s entertainment and that is why we tune in. Definitely time for mr yup to move on.

  • Virlon

    So fricken what if it is rigged? It’s a blast to watch, and so is Brandi. Dave is just a drifty puke.

  • adam

    I don’t understand the people who hate hester and like the other charaters. IMO they are all pretty awful people with the exception to the old guy who drives the cool cars.

    • Joe

      Oh My God Next you are going to tell me wrestling is staged too!!

  • Riskman

    First House Hunters, now Storage Wars, what’s next? Pawn Stars?

    It was always pretty obvious that the filming wasn’t done in real time. Reenactments seemed more logical or “finds” from a locker when no filming was going on being placed into another locker when the cameras were rolling. It does seem odd to me that a couple thousand is a good locker wgen you consider the manpower and equipment that’s needed. I’m not surprised but a little disappointed. Brandy needs to show more clevage.

  • ex-sell69

    This goes up there with porn and wrestling in the “well duh, it’s fake” category! What’s next? I’m not real, you’re not real, life’s not real? It was all a bad dream? AAAAAH! Oh, by the way… Watching Storage was like watching a hobo kissing a wino.