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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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31.

Gerri    

They can be represented by whomever they want. Venture IAB is pathetic.

616 days ago
32.

Melba    

What did they expect from a bunch of douchebags?

616 days ago
33.

chuck    

as we have read over the last few days......they are fakes.......setup....... not real stuff brought in........

616 days ago
34.

Bob    

These shows are all rigged! Scripted and predictable!

616 days ago
35.

DTD    

Bulls**t! They may have said something to them , but it was still up to them to drop the Agents. They chose to, tuff s**t.

616 days ago
36.

Bean Reel    

This all happened before the History Channel came along. So since when do Pawn Brokers need agents???????

616 days ago
37.

tmk    

hillbilly hucksters.nothing but classless uneducated morons.hey ricky your laugh is as annoying as anything we have seen in years.

616 days ago
38.

BTDT    

They screw people for a living and the agent is surprised by this?

616 days ago
39.

todd hilley    

This sounds like a job for the commander and chimp ,he thinks that lesser business people should make the same as pros, so maybe he can put his socialist spin on it.

615 days ago
40.

Bocavert    

They stole there act from the 3 Stooges, they even look like them.

615 days ago
41.

Bill Tollis    

I have watched the show on and off for a year and STILL wonder how that show is so popular!!?? Not a lot of history as the crew ALWAYS tries to low-ball every seller and get their goods. Corey has that hand shake that is now mimicked on the streets, and he has little to add to the shows except his fatness. The old man is always the cranky one, and they are always picking on Chum. I avoid the show and wonder what the History channel must be paying those bafoons to do this....what a waste

615 days ago
42.

Pete     

I think the kids should show more respect to their father on that show.

615 days ago
43.

Larry    

does the world have to revolve around money ? im so sick if it

615 days ago
44.

Scotty    

BLURGLE-
We get it! Your family runs a pawn shop!

615 days ago
45.

zenjohn    

Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?

255 days ago
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