Storage Wars star claims show is rigged

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Storage Wars star claims show is rigged
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Wed, 12-12-2012 - 9:07am

"Storage Wars" star David Hester has filed a big new lawsuit against A&E Television Networks, contending that he was wrongfully terminated and that the highly-rated series is rigged.

In a complaint filed on Tuesday in LA Superior Court against A&E and producer Original Productions, Hester alleges "A&E has committed a fraud on the public and its television audience in violation of the Communications Act of 1934, which makes it illegal for broadcasters to rig a contest of intellectual skill with the intent to deceive the viewing public."
http://theclicker.today.com/_news/2012/12/11/15846565-storage-wars-star-claims-in-lawsuit-that-show-is-rigged?lite

He claims that A&E has planted items of memorabilia and after complaining to producers that the action was possible illegal, he was fired. What are your thoughts? If his allegations are true, would you stop watching the show?

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Wed, 12-12-2012 - 2:31pm

I've only caught the show once or twice, so I really don't have a solid opinion. But it does occur to me that simply making these kinds allegations has the potential to damage the reputation of A&E; even if they're proven to be false, the seed has already been planted in people's minds. 

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Registered: 09-23-2010
Wed, 12-12-2012 - 1:19pm

cmbren wrote:
"Storage Wars" star David Hester has filed a big new lawsuit against A&E Television Networks, contending that he was wrongfully terminated and that the highly-rated series is rigged.


In a complaint filed on Tuesday in LA Superior Court against A&E and producer Original Productions, Hester alleges "A&E has committed a fraud on the public and its television audience in violation of the Communications Act of 1934, which makes it illegal for broadcasters to rig a contest of intellectual skill with the intent to deceive the viewing public."
http://theclicker.today.com/_news/2012/12/11/15846565-storage-wars-star-claims-in-lawsuit-that-show-is-rigged?lite

He claims that A&E has planted items of memorabilia and after complaining to producers that the action was possible illegal, he was fired. What are your thoughts? If his allegations are true, would you stop watching the show?

*I* think he's a big old cry baby. I never liked him on the show. At all.