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'Pawn Stars' Ex-Agent

New Agent Stole My Clients

So Pay Me!

12/11/2012 6:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The guys from "Pawn Stars" struck it rich with their hit show  -- and then turned their backs on the agents who brokered their initial contracts ... that according to a new lawsuit filed by the jilted talent agency.

The suit, filed by Venture IAB in L.A. County Superior Court ... claims all 3 Harrisons and Chumlee inked deals in 2007 and 2009 for the agency to represent them -- before "Pawn Stars" started airing on The History Channel.

According to the suit, in January 2010 -- 6 months after the show hit the air -- another agent and 2 'Pawn' execs ... convinced the cast to terminate their deal with Venture IAB.

In the suit, Venture claims the execs -- Mary Donahue and Nancy Dubuc -- "intended to disrupt" the agency's deal with the guys so their "friend and agent" could sign them.

Venture IAB is suing The History Channel, the agent and the execs for more than $5 million in damages.

As we previously reported, a very similar suit was filed by an ex-manager -- but that one named the Harrisons and Chumlee as defendants.

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1.

Twiz    

So agents got ripped off by 4 ppl that make a living ripping ppl off. Make Olivia and Peaches the stars, problem solved!!!

644 days ago
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Clo    

Dam it not 1st

644 days ago
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Clo    

Chumlee rocks

644 days ago
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Parker    

phat phking bunch of ugly pigs......oink oink

644 days ago
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Tom Rose    

Pawn Stars Lawsuit Claims Agent Stole Clients and History Channel Execs Helped, New Lawsuit Docs and Details Here http://tinyurl.com/Pawn-Stars-Lawsuit

644 days ago
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GothamGirl    

They do run a "pawn shop". How shocking that they would behave immorally!

644 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Rick seems like he knows what day it is. The other 3 have a hard time following the script. Since the show spawned other shows and created jobs...I won't take it to the mat...this time.

644 days ago
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GothamGirl    

I don't begrudge three members of the show for the money they make. But Chumlee, making $25K oer episode and $60...0K a year! For doing what? Standing behind the counter like a sleepy idiot?

644 days ago
9.

who dat    

Dress them up in suits. They're still white trash rednecks

644 days ago
10.

Karen    

They made the right choice, im just a viewer and ive heard of Camacho!

644 days ago
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LISA    

I'm sure everyone wants a piece of that money maker. It used to be a real pawn shop, but now it's a tourist stop and gift store (new t-shirts, hats, mugs, etc. with Pawn Star logos).

644 days ago
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Brittney Cavallari    

How fascinating.

- Brittney Cavallari

644 days ago
13.

Nvts    

People still watch this fake show????

644 days ago
14.

campy    

These guys are bottom feeding blood sucking s*** bags. I hope they get their asses handed to them.

644 days ago
15.

stevenwilliam    

Does anybody know how big Chumley's penis is?

644 days ago
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