'Storage Wars' Star Sues A&E, Calls Show 'Fake'
By JACKIE WILLIS
December 12, 2012
Dave Hester is going after his own reality show. The former Storage Wars star is suing cable channel A&E with claims that the show is "faked."
Hester filed the suit on Tuesday calling the hit reality show a "fraud on the public." He is seeking $3.75 million in damages and fees from the network for wrongful termination, breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing, unfair business practices and declaratory relief.
"When plaintiff David Hester complained to producers that A&E's fraudulent conduct of salting and staging the storage lockers was possibly illegal, he was fired from the series," the 14-page complaint reads. (via Deadline). "As further evidence of defendants' outrageous conduct, they purported to rescind their written exercise of an option retaining Hester's services this coming season."
"Nearly every aspect of the series is faked, even down to the plastic surgery that one of the female cast members underwent in order to create more 'sex appeal' for the show, the cost of which was paid for by original," the suit claims.
Storage Wars is in its third season and follows buyers as they go against one another for the contents of abandoned storage lockers.