Skip to comments.'Storage Wars' lawsuit: Show wins first round against Dave Hester staged case
Posted on 03/13/2013 11:00:46 PM PDT by lowbridge
The Storage Wars lawsuit heatedly continues this week, as Yahoo! TV News reported this Tuesday, March 12, that Storage Wars and the A&E Network has won the first round in a legal battle against Dave Hester, who argued in his lawsuit that the popular reality show is actually staged.
In yesterdays ruling, Judge Michael Johnson took sides with A&Es Storage Wars on several key points, first dismissing Dave Hesters argument that the Unfair Business Practices was violated by the network.
Johnson similarly agreed with the show in the Storage Wars lawsuit for the ruling that any injunction against the TV series would in turn violate the First Amendment rights of A&E.
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From what I understand:
DH signed a contract to be an actor on a staged show and pretend to all it isn’t staged. Like an aide on a magic show.
He then exposed the magician’s secrets AND sued the magician for fooling the audience!
Do I have this right?
His case is pretty weak seeing that he appeared in 61 episodes before claiming the show was staged. And he only brought allegations after he got tossed off the show.
Most reality shows and not real. This one is no different.
Pro wrestling will be his next victim.
Dumb ass. I always really hated that guy.
If you like Reaity shows (xxx wars, et al) the one thing you should NEVER do is Google “xxx show) FAKE”.
The only reality shows that were real were COPS and the original “Candid Camera.”
And even with COPS I always asked “why do the cops on the scene defer to the latecomer cop with the camera?”
Thank God for Hell’s Kitchen! ;)
The only “reality” shows I watch are House Hunters and House Hunters International. Buyers are shown 3 homes from which they pick one to purchase. The real fun is watching Americans expecting all the amenities of home in a foreign land and finding out they can’t get them.
And even then, before the show is filmed, a contract is already signed and in hand on their house of choice, from what I understand. It’s a prerequisite for being on the show.
or the “Ghost Hunters” shows
“I always really hated that guy.”
I agree, I hate to admit it but I watch the show regularly, mostly because I think Barry Weiss is a hoot. But hester was always an AHOLE to everyone. Having said that, when I watch most reality tv I expect that a certain amount of it and probably most of it is scripted.........So I don’t think it’s big deal.
Speaking of fake Iactually heard on tv that Duck Dynasty was “unscripted”. Those guys always sound like they are reading a TelePropter. I know a lot of those kind of folks and if it were really unscripted they would have to bleep every other word.
The DD guys are all preachers or Elders in the Church of Christ.
No need to bleep
The Repo shows are the worst.
What fool would fight other people 24hrs. a day?
Certainly in a repo you hit some strange people ,but no one could live throught that at every repo.
Yeah, I heard DD was the highest rated “unscripted” reality show right now. I guess it depends on what the definition of unscripted is. As for language, I don’t think the DD guys use a lot of bad language, if I’m not mistaken they are Christians.
I used to like that, until I realized that about every third or fourth couple featured were queers.
Hate to burst your bubble....
That show is kinda rigged too! LOL Living abroad and owning props in various countries aint that easy.
You have to be VERY careful, have great insight and never ever trust a realtor! Look upon them as being almost as bad as a South Florida realtor....almost.
At least all the shows on TruTV are tru. It even says so in the channel name. /sarc
We watch Hardcore Pawn sometimes and I will point out how the surprise insane person who is removed by security and leaves screaming and pulling off clothes in the parking lot has a mic pack taped to their back. How big was the surprise if the sound guy had to do that beforehand?
They actually bleeped a word or two in the first episode of DD and the family were very upset about it afterward, because they are very religious & don’t cuss. The producers had bleeped an ordinary word to make it seem like there was profanity.
I think the couples are real, but you can tell the show is scripted. But both shows are fun to watch just to see the locales and what the residences look like.
It’s fun to see how Americans in other countries react when they find out homes aren’t as large as they would like, or *GASP!* there is NO DISHWASHER in the kitchen. On one show yesterday, in Wellington, NZ, the couple found out that older homes don’t have central heating/air conditioning.
And if these couples behave as they do in real life, I’m surprised they are still married or cohabitating. I often wonder if HH ever follows up to see where these homeowners are now. Possibly divorced. Maybe even bankrupt.
Great idea..a 1-2 year follow up!
We live here in Colombia part time...wife is from here so no probs. Great place and we enjoy our time here. Different of course but to me its a good type of dif.
Yes I know. As soon as I have a look at the “couple” I turn the show off.
In interviews, Jase and Phil (patriarch) have said that they do not cuss. Never have picked it up. No need to. Phil hates foul language and raised his kids that way so it never became habit.
That entire show I have heard one bleep.
I think when they say ‘unscripted’ they mean not reading from a script. I do believe they stage whatever situation they are in and say ‘go with it’.
How many of those folks are primarily focused on God first then life second? You may be surprised if you read up on the history of the family father being an elder in the church and baptizing a couple hundred people down at the river.
HH International is also great for promoting a destination that most Americans would never consider. After seeing the show a couple years ago where a couple from Chicago bought an ocean front condo in Ecuador for $150K, I went searching the internet and websites offering that location. I was just dreaming. However, I am sure that many Americans ended up buying a house/condo there just because they saw it on that show. It sure is a lot cheaper than any other Latin America location. Especially in comparison to Costa Rica or Panama.
Well, you have to look and look when you are in the market for a roof over your head, when you are abroad.
Finding central heat can be challenging....it’s amazing what luxuries we take for granted. :)
Wow, do you mean that the guys on Pawn Stars do not know everything about every obscure object that is brought into their shop? Also, they do not have a buddy that comes over at the drop of a hat to inspect the Picasso painting that someone came into to pawn(Monday nights show).
That painting/lithograph turned out to be one of two that Pablo created and was valued at $100k. They gave him a short term loan/pawn(I think $20k) with the artwork as collateral. He stated that he would definetly be back to get it by the end of the month.
In the Dominican Republic, properties with values below the threshold amount of $150K are not taxed.
There is a VERY long contract one must sign to appear on a “reality” show. My daughter was a finalist on Nashville Star a few years back and I had her entertainment attorney scrutinize theirs. Non-disclosure, etc. I knew it wasn’t real when Miley Cyrus’ boyfriend at the time was brought in last minute without auditioning like the others had to.
In Florence, the hotel, which catered to American tourists, had a breakfast buffet which was not included in the hotel room package. In my tour group, there was a family from Nebraska who pi**ed and moaned because cereal and milk cost about $5.00. I couldn’t make them understand that their corn flakes had to be imported. It’s not a staple of the average Italian’s diet.
If you’re going to travel to or live in a foreign country, you have to do some homework.
well said. I eat...and eat three squares a day here..usually we eat out due to the low cost..and its easier and fun. I’ll have the bandera paisa...kind of like the daily special. Good size breakfast, steak, eggs, rice, beans veggies of some sort, fruit, real squeezed juice, plantains...all for about $2.50. Variations for lunch and the cost is a bit more. Dinner mostly is fish,chicken, pork or steak and a small salad. Fresh juice is squeezed when ya order! Beer is between .75 to 1.50. Wine is expensive as is liquor.
Look up bandera paisa...and you’ll see what I mean.
True. I've also heard you can predict the house they will pick on House Hunters almost all of the time because it will be the unfurnished one. The other two are picked by producers & buyers get to play act like they are interested.
(This applies to the U.S. House Hunters & I'm thinking might be different in the International version since those are often sold furnished).
“The only reality shows I watch are House Hunters and House Hunters International. Buyers are shown 3 homes from which they pick one to purchase. “
There were allegations that HH is “staged” as well. At least one participant claimed that they had to have a contract to buy before the show would do the episode, and that two of the “prospective homes” were never really in the picture...
“There were allegations that HH is staged as well. At least one participant claimed that they had to have a contract to buy before the show would do the episode, and that two of the prospective homes were never really in the picture...”
OK. I knew it was phoney, just not how it worked. Thanks.