The main cast members of History Channel’s Pawn Stars spend much of their time on the show turning down items that may get them in legal trouble, but they’ve still found themselves in hot water with Wayne Jefferies, the ex-manager who is suing the group.
According to TMZ, Jefferies claims he found the guys in 2007 and helped them get a reality TV show deal with A&E and the History Channel, but despite the success he helped them garner he feels he has been stabbed in the back.
In the suit, filed by attorney Richard A. Schonfeld, Jefferies claims Network executives were unhappy with him leaking a story to TMZ about the Pawn Stars cast being blindsided by the news of A&E’s spinoff, Cajun Pawn Stars. He claims the execs talked the cast into cutting ties which Jefferies over the situation.
He is suing the guys known on the show as Rick, Corey, the Old Man and Chumlee for breach of contract as well as A&E and the History Channel for hampering with his management deals.
The ex-manager is asking for unspecified damages and there has been no word as of yet from the Pawn Stars or the networks.