Dave Hester, Ex-Costa Mesa Thrift Store King, Losing Early in His Suit Against Storage Wars

Categories: Court, TV
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The A&E network and the Storage Wars production company are reportedly winning the early rounds in the lawsuit brought against them by former cast member and Costa Mesa thrift store king Dave Hester.

The ballcap-wearing hoarder known for his "YUUUP!" calls at storage locker auctions claims he was wrongfully terminated after three seasons on the popular "reality" show.

But Deadline Hollywood reports Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson today tossed out the suit's unfair business practices claim and sided with the defendants when it came to Hester and his attorneys seeking an injunction to prevent production of the show as the case is heard. That, the judge agreed, would violate the First Amendment free speech rights of A&E and Original Productions, LLC.

Johnson also demanded Hester and his lawyers provide more information on the wrongful termination claim, giving them 20 days to amend their original complaint, part of which had alleged parts of the show are fake.

See also:
A&E Response Sounds Like Network Wants to Mothball Dave Hester's Storage Wars Lawsuit
Dave Hester, ex-Costa Mesa Thrift-Store Mogul, Sues TV's "Fake" Storage Wars for Firing Him

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SimplyComplex
SimplyComplex

I find it interesting that Hester is attempting his con game by attempting to sue A&E when Hester isn't even legal himself with his license and bonding requirements for the state of California.  Come on A&E...do your homework and you will be able to flush this frivolous lawsuit filed by Hester. Shame on A&E if you even give him a nuisance fee to go away!!

calliebrat1963
calliebrat1963

I am glad this ahole is gone from the show.He does not know how to show respect for the other cast members.

thesch
thesch

Dave is a dumb fuck mother fucker.. saw him at the geto swap meet selling crap.. rude ass mother fucker who thinks hes the shit... fucccckkkkk himmmmm!!

Amanda Roberts
Amanda Roberts

If they create the Douche network, his show would be called Dave the ultimate Douche!

Luke Armstrong
Luke Armstrong

They should just have a network for crappy shows like this. Douche Network, because news and lots of words hurt your brain.

Strom Boli
Strom Boli

YESSSSSSSSSS!! Hester can SUCK IT!!!!!!

Mike Rodriguez
Mike Rodriguez

Fuck him, he's a douchebag anyways. He's selling crap at the OCC swapmeet now. Pure junk. And he charges $25 for signed pictures.

Jim Campos
Jim Campos

I seen him at orange county swap meet , selling yuup hats and tees , ignored him.... he's a jerk

Jane Phillips
Jane Phillips

guess thats why he is selling at GW swapmeet these days

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

Every time you watch a reality show a book commits suicide. Every time Matt Coker writes about a reality show the truth dies a little bit more.  :o)

ridira82
ridira82

@thesch said the dumb shit that can't spell ghetto

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