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'Storage War's lawsuit's first round goes A&E's way


The contest is still early, but the early score is A&E 1, David Hester 0.

Hester filed a lawsuit against the network in late 2012, arguing that the company and producer Original Productions terminated him unjustly and that the Storage Wars series (on which he appeared) is rigged.

Earlier today, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge tossed out Hester's claim of unfair business practices and demanded that Hester expand on his wrongful termination claim, as it is currently not specific enough.

Hester appeared on Storage Wars as a professional buyer of abandoned storage lockers, which is what Hester does in his professional life. Sometimes him and the other buyers of these lockers hit home runs with their purchases - sometimes they strike out. Such is life, you know?

Hester, however, said that the home runs are unfairly "salted," which means the producers of the series increase the value of what is inside to make for more dramatic television. Hester says this goes against the Communication Act of 1934, which prohibits "influencing, prearranging, or predetermining outcomes" in "contests of knowledge, skill, or chance."

 This has ruined his professional reputation, apparently, as Hester says these alleged "interference and manipulation of the outcomes of the auctions shown" have made him appear less skillful than the people he "competes" against. 

Previously TV Rage readers have said that it seems like Hester is just angry that he got canned. Does this change your opinion at all?


- Storage Wars
- Dave Hester
- A&E

Written by: Hamatosan
Mar 12th, 2013, 5:17 pm

Images courtesy of A&E


Level 1 (61%)
Since: 12/Sep/13
Message Posted On Mar 25th, 2014, 9:11 pm

Adios  Hester.... Yuuuuuuuuuuup!


Message Posted On Mar 27th, 2013, 12:52 am
i have no idea what he was whining about, didn't he make 25,000 to 30,000 on one storage locker with those vending machines? i have no idea what he was sniveling about. i thought it was great that he was fired!! the creator of storage wars should sue him for a wrongful law suit & the length that storage wars was off the air maybe that would shut that big wind bag up, yuuup. i am just glad that storage wars is back on, stick that in your pipe & smoke it hester.

Message Posted On Mar 13th, 2013, 12:35 pm
Hester Gone = GOOD RIDDANCE! I would never purchase from this guy after viewing how he acted on the show. I'd always be worried about the KNIFE he'd be trying to stab me in the back with (and probably try to sell to me afterwards). It was amusing when the other auctioneers would give him crap because he deserved it. I loved when Barry (who takes the show just as serious as it should be) made the famous bet on how old a Sofa was and WON $5,000 from Hester because Hester swore he knew the year it was produced (if I remember correctly). Things like that is what ruined his Reputation. He came off like a moron not knowing the actual year Antiques were made. I wish him nothing but what he deserves in life; which if it's based on how he acted on the show, is nothing but the worst.

Level 1 (64%)
Since: 21/Jan/08
Message Posted On Mar 13th, 2013, 11:22 am

Yeeeuuuuuppppppppppp! Ha,ha. 


Level 4 (9%)
Points: 77.4
Since: 05/Nov/07
Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2013, 8:18 pm

If the show ruined his professional reputation, why would he waste his time branding the "Yuuup!".  The only thing that ruined his reputation was his nasty attitude and big mouth.  I do NOT miss him at all.


Level 1 (5%)
Since: 13/Sep/12
Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2013, 6:45 pm

What do you expect when you bad mouth your employer?....A raise?


Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2013, 6:13 pm
Yep he still mad
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