Some Pawn Stars just burn too bright…
It was only a matter of time before the wildly successful History Channel series was hit with a lawsuit. We just didn't think it'd be quite this big.
The stars — Richard B. Harrison, Richard K. Harrison, Richard C. Harrison and Austen Russell — have been brought to their knees with a massive $5 million lawsuit filed by a talent agency who says they lost that large amount in commissions based on its 10 percent interest in their income.
The talent agency helped the stars get on the History Channel, and now says the network execs pointed the group to a rival agency under a man named Michael Camacho. More specifically, according to the source, this:
In early 2010, the network's top executive Nancy Dubuc and development and programming VP Mary Donahue allegedly "interfered" with the written contract between Venture IAB and the reality stars, urging them to terminate their agreement "so that Dubuc's and Donahue's friend and agent, Michael Camacho of UTA, could take over."
Lawsuits are so commonplace nowadays that we're never shocked to hear that anyone is being taken to court. It's a bummer about the money they could have made, but we're sure the guys over at Pawn wouldn't put their reputations and show at risk to perform an illegal move like this.
Getting anyone tied up in court over stuff like this is a waste of time and money!
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