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A&E talks 'Storage Wars' allegation

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Is Storage Wars fixed?

According to a former participant, it certainly is. David Hester filed a lawsuit last month, saying that the series has planted memorabilia, scripted interactions with cast members and that footage aired is doctored to look like auctions are taking place when they are not.

A&E has been largely silent about the allegations - until now.

"In a transparent attempt to distract from the issues -- and maximize any potential recovery -- Plaintiff's Complaint tries to convert a garden-variety breach of contract claim into a tabloid-worthy drama, in which Hester portrays himself as a crusading whistleblower," said A&E in its legal response.  But setting aside the notable inconsistencies in his exaggerated self-portrait, the law does not permit such sophistry."

Furthermore, A&E says that it complained about Hester first, for "improper use of AETN's trademarks." They say that then Hester wanted to increase his compensation for Storage Wars and, following that, he made his allegations.

"Among other things, Plaintiff says that he participated in the very conduct he simultaneously claims was 'fraudulent' and 'illegal,' namely, the purported 'salting' of storage lockers with valuable items, and the 'scripting' of some portions of the reality television program," the response read. 

What is your take on this?


Details
Show:
- Storage Wars
Network:
- A&E

Written by: Hamatosan
Jan 28th, 2013, 8:55 am

Images courtesy of A&E.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Feb 1st, 2013, 7:01 pm
If real "Reality" was so exciting we would not need reality tv shows to entertain us. Even the old wildlife shows back in the 80's where scripted. Although they denied, denied, denied it.
foo

Level 1 (69%)
Since: 09/Mar/09
Message Posted On Jan 29th, 2013, 12:09 am

If you don't think this is fixed, you're a complete idiot.

ankjevik

Level 4 (61%)
Points: 0.4
Since: 12/Jul/10
Message Posted On Jan 28th, 2013, 1:01 pm

so what, its gr8 enterteinment, and david hester acting like a a**hole isnt mutch of a surprise realy!!

TheCthulhu

Level 1 (52%)
Since: 13/Nov/10
Message Posted On Jan 28th, 2013, 11:20 am

And this surprises.......who?  Anyone that doesn't realize ALL reality shows are completely scripted is mentally deficient.........

Derptard'R'US

Message Posted On Jan 28th, 2013, 10:17 am
Hester is a douche. One giant Yup'tard. The sooner he disappears the better.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Jan 28th, 2013, 9:12 am
The show is total BS. I can't stand watching it. I know they want to make it seem cool and only show the GOLDEN ones. But damn some of the stuff they found in the lockers!
Anonymous

Message Posted On Jan 28th, 2013, 9:09 am
It's obvious that all these crap "doc" series are fixed reality-tv, nothing new.
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