Dave Hester Coming Back to Storage Wars
Here’s a pretty funny story. I wrote a couple of years back about Storage Wars, a show on A&E that sort of quietly preys on the bad economic times. It’s all about people who buy storage lockers that people fail to pay for. The interest is in what is found in those lockers, and if they made a profit.
One of the original players in that television series was a guy called Dave Hester, “the mogul” or Mr Yuuuuuup is you prefer. He was sort of painted as the villain sort, not really bad but certainly someone who seemed to get pleasure out of other people over paying at auction for these things. Anyway, after a couple of seasons, things got ugly and Hester claimed that the show was salting the lockers with interesting things, essentially making the show not a reality show up a semi-scripted show. He of course got canned, and launched a lawsuit or two or three in relation to it. He lost the more important part of the lawsuit, the courts ruled the show is free speech and there is much they can do about it. However, it is said that Hester won his unfair dismissal lawsuit, but the judgement is sealed and nobody is saying how much if anything was paid out.
Now in perhaps the oddest twist, Dave Hester is appearing in a new episode on August 12, 2014. There is new indication that he is back on the show forever or if this is a guest appearance, but it seems that this is a conclusion to a truly weird situation. The show apparently needs him, considering another of the more interesting characters, Barry Weiss the collector, left the show at the end of last season.
One has to wonder of course, is this appearance the actual settlement of the lawsuit? Either way, fans of the show will certainly be interested to see Dave back getting people upset!
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