Who knew that opening up storage lockers could produce so much drama? But reality show Storage Wars has proved it can and, since debuting in 2010, has gone on to become one of the A&E Network’s biggest hits. However, it’s actually behind the scenes where the show’s biggest secrets lie; here’s a look at 20 of the juiciest.
20. One of its stars has claimed that it’s rigged
Dave Hester brought Storage Wars into disrepute in 2012 after claiming it was rigged. According to the storage hunter, producers often stashed items in units to make the reveal more exciting. Strangely, though, A&E didn’t dispute Hester’s version of events, simply arguing instead that its behavior was protected by the First Amendment.
19. The show allegedly paid for Brandi to have a boob job
That wasn’t the only scandalous claim that Hester made at the time, however. To wit, the outspoken star also alleged that Storage Wars producers paid for cast member Brandi Passante to have a boob job. Original Productions reportedly did so in an effort to make the show more racy.