Storage Wars Lawsuit : Fired Star Says it Was Staged

David Hester’s Storage Wars lawsuit claims some of the valuables in A&E’s show were added to supposedly abandoned lockers by the show’s producers. Hester claims he was fired from the show after complaining to producers that planting items negated the point of the show.

David Hester filed a Storage Wars lawsuit.

Hester’s lawsuit alleges that one producer planted a BMW mini car beneath a pile of junk. Another example of a planted item includes newspapers chronicling Elvis Presley’s death. All of this, Hester says, is to build drama for the show.

David Hester is seeking $750,000 with his Storage Wars lawsuit, which he believes will cover his wrongful termination and breach of contract. A&E Television Network has yet to comment on the lawsuit or the claims of planted items in Storage Wars.

“A&E regularly plants valuable items or memorabilia,” states Hester’s lawsuit. He also claims that producers stopped placing valuable items in his units after his initial complains, though they continued placing items in other cast members’ lockers, and whole lockers may have been staged.

In addition, the Storage Wars lawsuits claims the show gave cast members money for plastic surgery to “create more sex appeal.” The exact cast members involved in such plastic surgery have not been released.

Dan Dotson, another participant on the show, claims that Hester’s accusations are false. Dotson points to the fact that all lockers are sealed, which, he says, means it would be impossible for A&E to tamper with the locker’s contents. (Apparently Dotson doesn’t know how cheap it is to buy a bolt cutter and a new lock.)

Hester has been buying and re-selling abandoned storage lockers for 26 years, two of which has been with the show. Before the current lawsuit, Storage Wars was among cable television’s top-ranked shows, according to Nielson Co.

According to former cast member David Hester’s Store Wars lawsuit, some of the valuables in A&E’s Store Wars were added to supposedly abandoned lockers by the show’s producers. Hester claims he was fired from the show after complaining to producers that planting items negated the point of the show.

Hester’s lawsuit alleges that one producer planted a BMW mini car beneath a pile of junk. Another example of a planted item includes newspapers chronicling Elvis Presley’s death. All of this, Hester says, is to build drama for the show.

David Hester is seeking $750,000 with his Storage Wars lawsuit, which he believes will cover his wrongful termination and breach of contract. A&E Television Network has yet to comment on the lawsuit or the claims of planted items in Storage Wars.

“A&E regularly plants valuable items or memorabilia,” states Hester’s lawsuit. He also claims that producers stopped placing valuable items in his units after his initial complains, though they continued placing items in other cast members’ lockers, and whole lockers may have been staged.

In addition, the Storage Wars lawsuits claims the show gave cast members money for plastic surgery to “create more sex appeal.” The exact cast members involved in such plastic surgery have not been released.

Dan Dotson, another participant on the show, claims that Hester’s accusations are false. Dotson points to the fact that all lockers are sealed, which, he says, means it would be impossible for A&E to tamper with the locker’s contents. (Apparently Dotson doesn’t know how cheap it is to buy a bolt cutter and a new lock.)

Hester has been buying and re-selling abandoned storage lockers for 26 years, two of which has been with the show. Before the current lawsuit, Storage Wars was among cable television’s top-ranked shows, according to Nielson Co.