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'Pawn Stars' Sued --

I Made You Guys Famous ...

and You SCREWED Me

10/4/2012 2:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rick, Corey, the Old Man and Chumlee ... are all getting their asses sued by their ex-manager, who claims he discovered the "Pawn Stars" and made them famous ... only to get stabbed in the back.

The man behind the lawsuit is Wayne Jefferies -- who claims he found the guys from Gold & Silver Pawn back in 2007 and got them a reality TV show deal with A&E and the History Channel ... after Rick had struck out in the past.

Jefferies claims things were going great for years -- with the show killing it in the ratings and the guys all cutting various endorsement deals ... including credit cards, slot machines, books and even an energy drink.

But according to the suit, things fell apart earlier this year .. when network honchos became upset over a story Jefferies claims he leaked to TMZ. The story detailed how the "Pawn Stars" cast was blindsided when they learned A&E had commissioned a "Cajun Pawn Stars" spinoff.

In his suit, filed by powerhouse attorney Richard A. Schonfeld, Jefferies claims network execs pressured the "Pawn Stars" cast to cut ties with Jefferies ... which they did.

Jefferies is now suing the "Pawn Stars" guys for breach of contract ... and he's also suing A&E, the History Channel and various execs for interfering with his management deals.

Jefferies is asking for unspecified damages. Calls to the Pawn Stars and the networks have not been returned.

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Vernon P. Alarcon    

2. What a gathering of fugly miscreants. Rick cracks himself up all the time and he just can't stop giggling (or gurgling) while he amuses himself. The old man should make an appointment with Dr. Kevorkian - hopefully a suicide machine will come over the counter sometime soon and help put us all out of his misery. Herve Levin (the squinting gay dwarf) wants to give all four of these fools a foot massage and a pedicure....

688 days ago
17.

Jim Davolt    

It's true I read a report a while back that Pawn Stars, American Pickers, and even Storage Wars are all fake. The specialists they call in, the prices are all preset etc. It's too bad too because I used to like all 3 shows before I found out they were fake. Haven't watched them since.

688 days ago
18.

Parker    

Give low class white trash like this a break and they'll screw you like you was their sister.....nothing but a bunch of ugly trailer trash bitches........

688 days ago
19.

Parker    

Looks like they are all wearing cheap suits from Men's Warehouse!

688 days ago
20.

Phishie from Philly    

Those porn stars are awesome.
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Phishie from Philly

688 days ago
21.

Elsa    

The look like 4 Big Toes wearing suits... and I think Rick farted.

688 days ago
22.

joebillybob    

yes!...yes!!..Chumlee for President we need some sunstance in the White House!

688 days ago
23.

jimmy d    

Chumlee looks like he smells like chinese piss,he can drive a 1000 rolls ,he is one ugly dude

688 days ago
24.

kerrplunk    

It's all scripted. Who cares.

688 days ago
25.

IceGypsy    

Managers come and go all the time. That's the nature of show business. If they didn't give him notice, or pay him what was owed, then he can sue for that. Can't sue them for hurting your feelings. If that was the case half the country that's been let go from their jobs would be rich too.

687 days ago
26.

CriticXtreme    

This show is as fake as all of the others. When you can take a topic like this and "People who like to Lick Toilet Seats in Public Places" and make the people involved huge, that's big pimpin. But all these shows are truly fake and are doing nothing but making the low birth weight, mentally native even dumber who truly don't know fact from fakery.

687 days ago
27.

Phreaky    

What a dummy - they're in Vegas - and look at old man's face in that picture above - This Wayne Jeffries guy will end up in a hole in the desert.

687 days ago
28.

nikynewark    

The real story is how fake and staged these shows are. Oh, I bought a storage locker for ten dollars and found gold bars worth $50K. HELLO! Don'tcha think they would pay the storage fee and get their gold? Went in the swamp and the gator took my head, my uncle found it under a tree and sewed it back on. Good as new. Did'n know unc was a brain surgeon cleaning gator turds part time. Or what about that audience watching little girls dressed like hookers? Really? Are there that many school teachers?

687 days ago
29.

Kingces    

SUE THEIR ASSES OFF FOR BREACH OF CONTRAC **** ALL THOSE EXCUTIVE THAT THINK THEY CAN. WHAT THEY LIKE

687 days ago
30.

Passion Of The Taint    

Booooo Hoooooo

687 days ago
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