Dave Hester Alleges Fakery on a Reality TV Show, the Completely Naive Hardest Hit

The Storage Wars celeb Dave “Yuuup” Hester filed a civil suit against Storage Wars producers and A&E. What’s his beef against them?

Hester’s litigation papers not only set out his complaints and demands to be protected from lawsuits that could arise from what he called fraudulent behavior, his salary and other compensation perks are made public. .

Allegations against the defendants as listed in the filed papers include:

1) “A&E regularly plants valuable items or memorabilia” “…in one episode a pile of old newspapers announcing the death of Elvis Presley was discovered. In another episode a BMW mini car was found buried under a pile trash.”

When Hester went to the producers to say he thought what they were doing was possibly illegal he was fired.

2) “…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’”

The cost of the surgery was picked up for her. In the land of plastic surgery mills, So. Cal, does anyone find that a problem? Hester does.

3) “Original Productions (producers of the show) manipulate the outcome of auctions by paying for storage units on behalf of the weaker cast members who lack both the skill and financial wherewithal to place winning bids.”

Who’s weak? Perhaps Brandi and Jarrod before they got their feet wet? Darrell’s got money and we know that Barry does.

4) “…many viewers have questioned whether the valuable items are planted in the units for dramatic effect. In response AETN (A&E) issued the following press release. ‘There is no staging involved. The items uncovered in the storage units are the actual items featured on the show.’ That was a lie.”

Brandi definitely had a boob job and we thank her. Whether the show paid for it or not, Dave doesn’t have standing to sue for that. It’s just a cheap shot.

As far the producers planting valuable items in the lockers lots of people have wondered about that. It seems like they find good stuff pretty often, but with TV you never know what isn’t shown. They could be filming more auctions and not airing the ones without loot. We’ll see if Hester has any proof or if Dave’s just being Dave.

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5 Responses to Dave Hester Alleges Fakery on a Reality TV Show, the Completely Naive Hardest Hit

  1. guffaw says:

    As if we care what Hester thinks!

    And, yes, I watch the show, but don’t really care what happens.

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  3. Les Jones says:

    I watch it, too. People complain about the drama on reality TV, but I think Storage Wars is a perfect example of why it’s part of the formula. Without the conflicts and personalities (like Barry) it would get old fast.

  4. Jack says:

    Hester is a jerk. But he may be right about planted items. It just makes for better TV!

    I have talked to other people who buy storage lockers, and they say it is a lot harder to make money these days, since the show started. Everybody thinks that they can find valuables in just any locker. Lockers that used to go for two or three hundred now go for $800, and there goes your profit margin.

    I would not be surprised if Hester wanted the show off the air, so he could make more money picking up lockers cheap. The show is hurting his business.

  5. That Guy says:

    I’m SHOCKED! SHOCKED, I tell you!!!

    Not really. It’s pretty obvious that there is ALWAYS something cool/ valuable found in each episode.

    And the “Storage Wars: Texas” one is pretty obvious that they sterilize the lockers first. Not one gun found yet- and this is in small town Texas? Riiiiiiiight.