Skip to comments.'Storage Wars' star Dave Hester says show is fake, suing, report says
Posted on 12/11/2012 12:27:20 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
NEW YORK Storage Wars may have a real war brewing with one of its stars.
Dave Hester , one of the shows cast members, has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the show, according to RadarOnline.
In his lawsuit, Hester is claiming the series is fake, and he says when he made complaints to the network about the staged portions of the show he was fired, Radar reported.
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Reality Shows are fake? What a crock..Next he’ll be saying that wrestling is fake.
I like Hester getting fired, he’s a jerk. As for his allegations, whatever, it’s TV.
Gee what surprise!
Does this mean that the Pawn Stars, Louisiana Gator Wrecker Repo men show are fake, too?
A buddy of mine owns a small chain of storage places in KY. He *hates* what these shows have done to the unclaimed property liquidation/disposal part of the business.
This guy was one of the most annoying dopes on that show. And apparently one of the dumbest.
All of those auction/pawn/trailer trash in the woods doing something crazy shows are fake! They are made from day ONE to be that way. How did he not figure that out? Did he think that actual people would leave valuable artifacts in a storage garage THAT often or that people in real life talk like they are reading lines for the forth time off a script?
Or they will ruin my Christmas by saying there is no Santa Claus.
Aw, too bad.
Hester was kind of a jerk, anywise. Bids everyone up just to waste their money. “Smart” strategy that nevertheless makes you as dipwad.
Wow- Next they’ll claim “Operation Repo” and “Lizard Lick Towing” are fake... (/sarc)
He chose... poorly.
I've put a whole lot of stuff in storage. Not too many gold doubloons or antique rifles, or whatever. Usually, it's crap that I should have thrown out anyway. :-)
Makes me wonder if the interesting stuff is 1) Planted or 2) They need to buy 100 units a week to find 1 or 2 worth talking about.
Either way, it looks like a long, boring physical job, with very little payout.
Wait...you mean those guys on Pawn Stars don’t really buy genuine samurai swords made by a 16th century master swordsmith and engraved with the Tokugawa seal for a couple of hundred bucks???
a “reality” auction/pawn/drama queen/survival show that is faked.
cue captain obvious.
only an obama phone user would be fooled.
Would it make it better if we just told you he moved from the North Pole to the White House???
I like the show, but you know in the back of your mind that they stage some portions of the show.
I think Hester was probably good for ratings, but I did not like the fact that he stated he would never deal with any guns whatsoever, I presume this means collectables as well.
“Did he think that actual people would leave valuable artifacts in a storage garage “
I managed a large mini storage for several years. We had auctions every two months.
People leave VERY valuable stuff in there sometimes. Sometimes they store trash. You never know.
But “Lynch 4 Hire” is awesome.
Next thing to shock us all will be the fact that everything in Washington is B.S.
given the number of laws that are violated on the towing shows and the fact the tow drivers and company owners are not bankrupt and in jail, I would say yes they are all fake.
His arrogance (whether real, or portrayed) was more or less evident in every appearance, and the female (Brandi) was ogled by all, and his obvious lust for her showed his true colors.
Over-valuing the objects purchased made him the usual "winner" in the auction results, but I believe that ALL the valuations on the garage-sale quality items was over-blown.
"I want my ham sammits!!!"
Yeah, like they just happen to find thousands of dollars behind a picture frame while on camera. I watched for a while then it got old.
I managed a self storage facility for a couple of years. The stuff that was abandoned was garbage, and didn’t even rise to the level of “junk”. The owner figured out that it wasn’t worth the time and effort to set up sales, so when a unit was abandoned, I just cleaned it out and threw the contents away.
Way to go...how do you know there wasn't some mint condition Picasso original tucked away under the cushions of that ratty old couch you tossed????
“Next hell be saying that wrestling is fake.”
I worked on the set of the Wrestler’ with Mickey Rourke. The wrestling is real, but it’s scripted. People don’t realize the WWE stages house shows 3 times a week which are not broadcast and they keep in shape, just like any athlete and I LOL now when I tell them “you think that’s a fake steel chair they hit you over the head with?” Think again. that’s an actual steel chair.
I miss Dave Hester. I blame the scope mounts.
Sure Dave, we always believed that out of crowd of 20 or 30 people, the same half dozen personalities secured the winning bids, each time.
And of course we accepted the dollar values the prevailing bidder placed on the items in the locker.
Dave, I seem to recall that in the build up for the new season, you admitted to having to sell your prime store and downsize, because you weren’t doing so well....
What have they done that's bad exactly?
I know it’s fake. I’ve known it since day one. I watch it anyway.
“Wait...you mean those guys on Pawn Stars dont really buy genuine samurai swords made by a 16th century master swordsmith and engraved with the Tokugawa seal for a couple of hundred bucks???”
Even after the seller hears an expert say its worth $5000.
All of those auction/pawn/trailer trash in the woods doing something crazy shows are fake!
All except Duck Dynasty! I love Duck Dynasty!
Early in the series he mentioned that he had been arrested for something and done community service at the Salvation Army store or Goodwill. Doesn’t sound like a felony but he may not be able to possess guns.
“I managed a self storage facility for a couple of years. The stuff that was abandoned was garbage, and didnt even rise to the level of junk. The owner figured out that it wasnt worth the time and effort to set up sales, so when a unit was abandoned, I just cleaned it out and threw the contents away.”
Like it makes sense to abandon a storage locker with $8000 worth of equipment rather than pay the storage fee or removing the valuable items first.
Duck Dynasty is one of the few family friendly reality shows around. You can actually let the kiddies watch this show unsupervised.
Drama, minor conflict,resolution, and everyone together again at the end, with a moral to the story (and prayer!)
Love this show (and the Robertson family)!
duck dynasty is what hollyweird sees when they think conservatives.
Another “fake” reality show.
It is no different than politicians’ handlers who plop a bunch of hay bailes during political ralies in the south.
They need to buy 100 units a week to find 1 or 2 worth talking about.
Either way, it looks like a long, boring physical job, with very little payout.
Unless you have a retail thrift outlet and plenty of business connections to unload the crap that makes up 99%+ of the items you’re wasting your time.
I used to attend auctions before these shows came out ... and only bid if I could get a unit for 50% or less of the value I could see from the door. These shows ruined it ... it used to be that I would skip auctions in March/April/May because all the Haitians and Mexicans would be there with their tax return money and bid things too high... Now it’s year round.
A great paradox of our age is that the most fake programming is reality TV.
felony means can’t have guns.
misdemenor can posess.
Ya know...I thought she looked 'enhanced'.
The only things about reality shows that are real are 1) no written script, and 2) no professional actors. That's it. The rest is absolutely set up.
And the experts they use for appraisals are fake, as well.
That married couple on Storage Wars found a $20 blow torch and took it to an 'appraiser' (in an totally unrelated field), who promptly proclaimed it to be worth $500!!!!!!!!
Nearly all blow torches are shite, suitable for the play at home version of The Three Stooges, but some are worth a lot of money. I sold one on ebay (years ago) for around $1500.00.
You mean people don’t leave cash, Jewelry and antiques in their storage lockers and then forget to make the payments on those storage lockers??? Really???