Bam Margera wants to sue the makers of Jackass after being kicked out of the latest movie for drug use

Bam Margera wants to sue the makers of Jackass after being kicked out of the latest movie for drug use

Jackass star Bam Margera has launched legal action after being kicked out of the franchise’s latest film, claiming he was unlawfully fired.

Margera was an original member of the cast and starred on the TV show and in a trio of films – but her relationship with the group became more and more tense.

He was fired from the fourth film, Jackass Forever, for violating the terms of his contract which required him to undergo daily drug tests.

Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera pictured here in 2003. Pic Marcel Mettelsiefen / picture-alliance / dpa / AP Images

Her struggles with drug addiction have been well documented, and Margera apparently failed some of her contract drug tests while the film was in production.

In a lawsuit in California, Margera says he’s suing Paramount Pictures, Jackass director Jeff Tremaine and cast co-creators Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze, alleging he was unlawfully fired.

He is asking for millions of dollars in compensation, as well as an injunction to prevent the film from being released in October.

His lawyers say they “approached him and forced him to sign a” draconian “welfare agreement, threatening Margera with being banned from future films if he did not agree.

Margera was reportedly fired after testing positive for Adderall, after the film crew knew he had been taking the drug for several years to treat his attention deficit disorder.

The 41-year-old said, “I’m fucking, angry, hurt and broken that Johnny, Jeff, Spike and the studios and producers ripped out my creativity, content and stunts to make this movie. , fired me without justification and refuses to pay for my work; I created this franchise before any of these guys got involved.

“My lawsuit is not just about compensation. It’s about treating people with mental health and addiction issues honestly and not taking advantage of their disability to rip them off. “

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Eric M George, Margera’s lawyer, said: “While Margera has given Jackass – literally – more than two decades of his blood, sweat and tears, the defendants have not repaid him as as parent.

“On the contrary, Margera, who has a documented history of mental health issues, including diagnosed bipolar disorder, has been the victim of unreasonable discrimination by the defendants. “

About his relationship with Margera, Knoxville recently told GQ: “We want Bam to be happy and healthy and to get the help he needs.

“We tried to move this forward. I think that’s all I really want to say about it. “

Sky News has reached out to Paramount Pictures, as well as representatives for Tremaine, Jonze and Knoxville for comment.


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