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A&E's Storage Wars has dropped three cast members in the wake of a lawsuit filed by former cast member Dave Hester that alleges aspects of the show are fake, Radar Online reports.

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Auctioneers Dan and Laura Dotson were cut out of the most recent season, which just finished filming, and cast member Darrell Sheets was also "frozen out" of about six extra episodes that weren't covered in his contract, according to Radar. A source also told Radar that Storage Wars is looking for "cheaper talent" to replace Sheets and the Dotsons

A&E has denied the report. "Not every cast member appears in every episode of the series, but there is no truth to the report that any other members have been dropped," a network rep told

Hester's lawsuit is still pending.