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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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61.

Big Dan    

I hope they get their butts sued off . They 'er a bunch of thieving bastards!

712 days ago
62.

Carlos Leal    

I like the show 'Pawn Stars' but all of a sudden it's getting bad reviews as being 'Fake'. That kills it if in fact all the deals are 'set-ups' for the show . Mu'Malo'... I'm going to watch 'Fast N' Loud'; it appears to be ' Real '; but how can one be sure ?

712 days ago
63.

KAL689    

I'm glad I'm out of the military because i can say stuff like .. "Chumlee would be a much better President than the current one, and all of the candidates that are currently running for that matter!" ROFL

712 days ago
64.

Amos Roper    

Do they have a contract? That will spell out who gets what and for how long.

712 days ago
65.

Geez2463    

no home run here rick!

712 days ago
66.

ANGELO    

sui them all especially for all boreing crap we were subjected to watch sui them for that lousy retarded jersey shore moron show and all those other stupid reality crap shows

712 days ago
67.

donald    

And why would he be surprised? That's what these guys do. Screw people for a living.

712 days ago
68.

grouston    

Of course they screwed you, they screw everyone on that show, they lie, distort the truth, make up stuff and generally rip people off big time. They are crooks pure and simple.

712 days ago
69.

John F. C. Taylor    

I like the show, but they are not stars. Famous celewbrities, but not stars.

712 days ago
70.

bdby48    

I think both shows suck, Chumlee is an absolute idiot & Corey thinks he is smart, an ass maybe but in the real world these 2 couldnt survive in the retail world & the old man should have called it quits along time ago.. I'm almost 70 & can think better than any of them. 40+ years in retail ownership, gen management of multiple dept stores, 3 degrees , 2 advanced & a MENSA IQ rated @168 almost 4 years ago.

712 days ago
71.

DBL    

can you spell B-I-T-T-E-R ? Love Pawn Stars! Chumlee and Old Man rule.

712 days ago
72.

Paul138    

look how friggin moronic the two fat idiot sons look in the photo above. Of course they screwed their manager, they screw people ever day on the show when they lie about how much they can sell the items for...Watch American Pickers, those are honest guys that dont f*ck people over.

712 days ago
73.

cboston68    

The show is meant for entertainment. If any of us truly believe that any "reality" show is reality. Then that scares me. Reality is there isnt anybody on this planet that will screw themselves, When it comes to buying and selling, we are all out to get the best deals. These guys arent any different just because they have a hit show( for now). Eventually, it will cancel and they will still have their shop. I treat these shows for what they are entertainment (well some of them are). I enjoy Pawn Stars because of the history of some of the items. I have visited the store and they have some really cool stuff. It sounds like this guy breached the contract first by leaking info. Regardless, it doesnt directly affect my life.

712 days ago
74.

Chaz    

The show is fake anyway...anyone who has been there will tell you that.

712 days ago
75.

DarkStarAz    

So would you like to sell us that show or pawn it?

712 days ago
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