May 02, 2013 03:37 PM by Donna W. Martin
If the latest rumors are true, auctioneers Dan and Laura Dotson were completely cut out of the most recent season of Storage wars that just finished filming. And that’s not all! Darrell “the Gambler” Sheets has also taken a cut; he’s been taken out of six episodes that were not covered under his contract.
So what’s going on? And why would A&E cut three of the most popular cast members from the show? According to Radar Online, it’s because of the lawsuit filed by former cast member, David Hester. In the lawsuit, Hester alleges that certain parts of the show are rigged and fake. And in the wake of the lawsuit, A&E is cutting back and has chosen to replace the Dotson’s and Sheets with cheaper talent.
However, according to TV Guide, A&E has denied the claims that they have dropped the Dotson’s and Sheets. “Not every cast member appears in every episode of the series, but there is no truth to the report that any other members have been dropped,” a network rep said.
Dave Hester’s lawsuit is still pending.
What do you think? Is A&E really dropping the Dotson’s and Sheets? Or is it all just a bunch of made up rumors? And what about parts of the show being fake, do you believe that? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear it so sound off in the comments section and let us know.
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