'Storage Wars': Rigged or Reality Television?

Former star Dave Hester claims show plants valuable items in storage units.
2:17 | 12/13/12

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How about that. Love that. Former star of "storage wars" on a&e says the show isn't real after all. Is it sour grapes? Or are "storage wars" really rigged? Damn it. I hate when these kinds of things happen. You believe in something. You dedicate yourself to it. And then, they pull the rug out. Here's tanya rivero. Reporter: It's one of the most addictive shows on television. Are you ready to go? Here we go. Reporter: One of the former stars of "storage wars." Is now waging a war of his own. David hester makes his living by bidding on items supposedly abandoned in california storage lockers. But according to a new lawsuit, hester claims many of the items are planted by producers, including this vintage bmw. This morning, hester is suing the show's producer, saying he was fired after confronting them with his concerns. Now, he's speaking more than $2 million in damages. There's not only a legal court, but a court of public opinion, that would place massive pressure on them to settle this. Reporter: This isn't the first time that the reality of reality television has been called into question. Recently, a texas woman that appeared on "house hunters," said the producers told her to fake interest in homes not even for sale. We manage certain production and time constraints while honoring the home-buying process. Then, tlc's "breaking amish." Some characters may be faking amish, allegedly having left the faith years ago. Tlc and producers said, much information about the show is not true. And some it is. And the show addressed those in recent episodes. Reality tv is like a lot sausage. You might like how it tastes. But you might not want to know how it's made. Reporter: As for "storage wars" while a&e has said in the past, the auctions it airs are authentic. Leaving a california judge to decide who will get the final bid. For "good morning america," tanya rivero, abc news, new york.

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