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'Storage Wars' star Dave Hester says show is fake, suing, report says
FoxNews.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Leora Arnowitz

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 show’s 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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TV shows are fake? /sarc.
1 posted on 12/11/2012 12:27:24 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

“YYUUUUPPPPP”!


2 posted on 12/11/2012 12:31:15 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: ConservativeStatement

Reality Shows are fake? What a crock..Next he’ll be saying that wrestling is fake.
/s


3 posted on 12/11/2012 12:31:45 PM PST by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I like Hester getting fired, he’s a jerk. As for his allegations, whatever, it’s TV.


4 posted on 12/11/2012 12:31:52 PM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: reagandemocrat
OK, but if I find out the pawn show based out of Detroit is staged... /sarc.
5 posted on 12/11/2012 12:32:23 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Gee what surprise!


6 posted on 12/11/2012 12:33:27 PM PST by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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To: knife6375

Does this mean that the Pawn Stars, Louisiana Gator Wrecker Repo men show are fake, too?


7 posted on 12/11/2012 12:35:19 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


8 posted on 12/11/2012 12:35:19 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: ConservativeStatement
In one part of Hester’s suit, he goes so far as to say the network paid for one female cast member’s plastic surgery to increase her sex appeal and make her more appealing to viewers.

Gee, I wonder who that could be?
9 posted on 12/11/2012 12:36:23 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

???

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?

“Yuuuuuuup”!


10 posted on 12/11/2012 12:36:48 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: sockmonkey

Or they will ruin my Christmas by saying there is no Santa Claus.


11 posted on 12/11/2012 12:37:04 PM PST by certrtwngnut (He shrugs!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


12 posted on 12/11/2012 12:37:12 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to Repeal and Replace the Republican Party)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Wow- Next they’ll claim “Operation Repo” and “Lizard Lick Towing” are fake... (/sarc)


13 posted on 12/11/2012 12:37:42 PM PST by richmwill
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To: ConservativeStatement

He chose... poorly.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=he+chose+poorly+indiana+jones&view=detail&mid=50C0CF5F92DD14FE589D50C0CF5F92DD14FE589D&first=0&qpvt=he+chose+poorly+indiana+jones&adlt=strict


14 posted on 12/11/2012 12:38:03 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: FreedomPoster
Fake? Ya think?

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.

15 posted on 12/11/2012 12:39:23 PM PST by wbill
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To: VanDeKoik

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???


16 posted on 12/11/2012 12:39:30 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to Repeal and Replace the Republican Party)
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To: ConservativeStatement

a “reality” auction/pawn/drama queen/survival show that is faked.

cue captain obvious.

only an obama phone user would be fooled.


17 posted on 12/11/2012 12:41:39 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: certrtwngnut
Or they will ruin my Christmas by saying there is no Santa Claus

Would it make it better if we just told you he moved from the North Pole to the White House???

18 posted on 12/11/2012 12:41:52 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


19 posted on 12/11/2012 12:42:46 PM PST by Obadiah (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: VanDeKoik

“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.


20 posted on 12/11/2012 12:42:46 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: richmwill

But “Lynch 4 Hire” is awesome.


21 posted on 12/11/2012 12:44:09 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Next thing to shock us all will be the fact that everything in Washington is B.S.


22 posted on 12/11/2012 12:44:18 PM PST by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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To: Gaffer

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.


23 posted on 12/11/2012 12:45:10 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Hester was the biggest "fake" on that show, anyway, and ALWAYS demeaned the other actors on the show.

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.

24 posted on 12/11/2012 12:45:23 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: reagandemocrat
Recently introduced to "Duck Dynasty"

"I want my ham sammits!!!"

25 posted on 12/11/2012 12:45:32 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


26 posted on 12/11/2012 12:45:32 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


27 posted on 12/11/2012 12:46:10 PM PST by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: sima_yi
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????

28 posted on 12/11/2012 12:49:36 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to Repeal and Replace the Republican Party)
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To: sima_yi
In your opinion, where do people who own and operate secondhand stores get their merchandise? Exclusively from individuals looking to sell items or do they go to these storage sales and hope to find items for future sale?
29 posted on 12/11/2012 12:50:00 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: sockmonkey

“Next he’ll 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.


30 posted on 12/11/2012 12:50:23 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I miss Dave Hester. I blame the scope mounts.


31 posted on 12/11/2012 12:50:42 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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....


32 posted on 12/11/2012 12:51:06 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: FreedomPoster
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.

What have they done that's bad exactly?

33 posted on 12/11/2012 12:51:09 PM PST by arista
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To: ConservativeStatement

I know it’s fake. I’ve known it since day one. I watch it anyway.


34 posted on 12/11/2012 12:51:20 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Cigarettes are like squirrels: Perfectly harmless until you put one in your mouth and set it on fire)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

“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???”

Even after the seller hears an expert say its worth $5000.


35 posted on 12/11/2012 12:51:42 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: VanDeKoik

All of those auction/pawn/trailer trash in the woods doing something crazy shows are fake!

All except Duck Dynasty! I love Duck Dynasty!


36 posted on 12/11/2012 12:52:38 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: richmwill

Hahahaha!!!!


37 posted on 12/11/2012 12:54:58 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: Obadiah

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.


38 posted on 12/11/2012 12:55:01 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: sima_yi

“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.”

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.


39 posted on 12/11/2012 12:55:59 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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)!


40 posted on 12/11/2012 12:56:22 PM PST by LadyBuck (Some day very soon, Life's little Twinkie gauge is gonna go......empty.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.


41 posted on 12/11/2012 12:56:22 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: wbill

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.
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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.


42 posted on 12/11/2012 12:57:40 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: ConservativeStatement

A great paradox of our age is that the most fake programming is reality TV.


43 posted on 12/11/2012 12:58:40 PM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: muir_redwoods

felony means can’t have guns.

misdemenor can posess.


44 posted on 12/11/2012 12:59:31 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Gee, I wonder who that could be?

Ya know...I thought she looked 'enhanced'.

45 posted on 12/11/2012 1:01:02 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Is there anyone who doesn't know that "reality" shows are staged?

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.

46 posted on 12/11/2012 1:01:20 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Television=fake=oh noes!


47 posted on 12/11/2012 1:01:45 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
In one part of Hester’s suit, he goes so far as to say the network paid for one female cast member’s plastic surgery to increase her sex appeal and make her more appealing to viewers.

Gee, I wonder who that could be?


Oh No! - Brandy say it ain't so

48 posted on 12/11/2012 1:02:27 PM PST by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
Even after the seller hears an expert say its worth $5000.

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.

49 posted on 12/11/2012 1:03:25 PM PST by Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness (Eenie meanie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak....)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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???


50 posted on 12/11/2012 1:03:30 PM PST by BobinIL
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