One of my favorite TV shows is called Storage Wars, and I like to go down to Kobey's Swap Meet at the Valley View Casino Center (Sports Arena) to look for the collectibles I like to buy and collect. Lately, the last three times I have been, I have seen (now former) Storage Wars host Dave Hester set up in a booth, selling his “YUUUP!” logo on shirts and other stuff.
On December 11 and 12, details of a lawsuit filed by Hester against the A&E program producers came to light. Hester says he was recently fired because he complained about the alleged staging of props "to add dramatic effect" to the reality show. He also accuses the production company of auction manipulation. According to the lawsuit, "...nearly every aspect of the Series is faked, even down to the plastic surgery that one of the female cast members underwent in order to create more 'sex appeal.'"
According to huliq.com, Hester was earning "$25,000 per episode for a guarantee of 26, plus a monthly stipend of $2,500 AND an expense account of $124,500 plus a $25,000 signing bonus."