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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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16.

Uh    

I can't believe people still watch this. It is scripted and totally fake, The "Pawn Shop" employees have criminal records as long as the "show". And the shows premise is the same...people so strapped for cash they must "give away" their belongings for a tenth or less than market worth.

618 days ago
17.

Pat    

Show sucks anyway I hope it goes off the air! History chanel sucks anyway though they just show the same shows over and over.

618 days ago
18.

jewels1678    

I must admit fake or not pawn stars is my guilty vice I love this show watch it every Monday I learn a lot of interesting things regarding the items that's the part I like learning the history

618 days ago
19.

Carl    

Why did you go from a good picture of all four of them to a mediocre picture of three of them?

618 days ago
20.

Bob    

Venture IAB should be smarter than this. If these reality retards owe them commission then the lawsuit is against them, not the network or studio.

618 days ago
21.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Umm remind me why we give a damned about some agents problems on a celebrity gossip site? His reality tv clients are barely stars, nobody gives a f*ck about him.

618 days ago
22.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

People, of course the show is scripted and fake. If the offered REAL pawn shop prices for this stuff people would hate their guts for being the ass cancer on society that pawn dealers are.

618 days ago
23.

CloseUrLegsToMarriedMen    

Damn People are still talking about this show? They need to cancel it along w/ all the other fake ass pawn shows like hardcore pawn while their at it. So stupid!!

618 days ago
24.

ky    

No joke, look at the one all the way on the left. He looks just like jabba the hut from star wars

618 days ago
25.

18wheelsofpain    

if they were hust low life pawn brokers, why the f did they need an agent, before the show even aired..the average joe is just sittn around and says oh man I need an agent..f no..its fake..they just found the four fattest ugly mofos alive and put em on one show..

618 days ago
26.

manbearpig    

i don't know why people even bother trying to sell stuff to them. i mean if you put in half an hour doing research, you could almost certainly get yourself an infinitely better deal than what they will ever give you.
can't count how many times i have seen people go there thinking they will get anything APPROACHING a fair price even getting an appraiser telling them the item is worth 4grand and then try to get 4 grand and be told the offer is like 6 hundred- 650 tops.
if you want fair value- you must not sell to people like them. they make a very good living screwing people over.

618 days ago
27.

Phishie from Philly    

For some reason I love the show but you know that they are all dic.ks. No sh.it you have to buy it for the right price to make a profit!
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Phishie from Philly

618 days ago
28.

Greg    

These guys try to come off as tough guys. The show is borderline entertaining.......What's with the mafia attitudes......How they made it on TV is almost comical.

618 days ago
29.

Scotty    

They're hustlers! The experts make the show watchable. But they are a sorry looking bunch of uneducated and overweight Americans. And Chumlee's salary does shock me!

618 days ago
30.

Max    

Chumlee is the best on that show.

The son is so stupid I’ve’ noticed they have him do home work on the items coming in so he don’t look so dumb like he is.

The guy is so stupid he thinks glass can run with age.

He used to give his opinion without people telling him up front about an item and he never had it right, Chumlee, is much more intelligent then him.

Now he wants to be a partner. The only reason he is still around there, his dad owns the place, if not for that the guy would be long gone.

I am betting he never finished high school.

618 days ago
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