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Bam Margera Is Suing Johnny Knoxville, Paramount And MTV Over Jackass Firing

Dominic Smithers

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Bam Margera Is Suing Johnny Knoxville, Paramount And MTV Over Jackass Firing

Bam Margera is suing Johnny Knoxville, MTV, Paramount Pictures, and a number of others over his firing from the new Jackass movie.

The 41-year-old is reportedly demanding millions of dollars in damages from the defendants, filing his lawsuit in Los Angeles on Monday (9 August).

According to documents seen by media outlets, Margera has claimed that he was subjected to 'inhumane, abusive and discriminatory treatment' during the filming of the movie.

Margera claims that he was signed up for the fourth instalment of the movie franchise back in March 2020.

Johnny Knoxville. Credit: PA
Johnny Knoxville. Credit: PA

However, one of the conditions of him being involved was that he had to undergo a 'Wellness Agreement', which meant he had to comply with daily drug testing.

The lawsuit alleges that 'while Margera was in a rehabilitation facility in 2019, Spike Jonze (his producer) and Knoxville (his co-star), accosted him and coerced him into signing the draconian' programme.

It reads: "Defendants went so far as to employ a doctor who Facetimed with Margera every morning to ensure Margera took the cocktail of pills that Paramount's medical team prescribed to him - pills that left him physically and mentally drained, depressed, and a shell of his former.

"Margera did not slip up. He followed the provisions of the Wellness Agreement to a tee, at great personal cost.

"Defendants' treatment of Margera exacerbated his mental health issues and led to suicidal thoughts."

Bam Margera. Credit: PA
Bam Margera. Credit: PA

It adds: "Defendants knew full well that Margera had to take Adderall to treat his attention deficit disorder. He had been on this medication for several years.

"But all of this notwithstanding, and without even giving Margera an opportunity to explain, Paramount fired him."

In a statement released to the media, Margera said that he was deeply hurt by the experience and that he built the foundations for what fans around the world know as Jackass.

He said: "I am p***ed-off, angry, hurt, and shattered that Johnny, Jeff, Spike and the studios and producers ripped off my creativity, content and stunts to make this movie, fired me without justification and refuse to pay for my work.

The new Jackass movie is out this year. Credit: Paramount
The new Jackass movie is out this year. Credit: Paramount

"I created this franchise before any of these guys ever got involved."

Other named in the suit also include writer Jeffrey Tremaine, Dickhouse Entertainment and Gorilla Flicks.

In a video shared on social media earlier this year, Margera confirmed that he would not be starring in the upcoming movie.

He also mentioned several of the claims made in the lawsuit.

"If you're a fan of mine, you would understand the f***ing pain that I am going through with Jackass putting me through the ringer, dude," he urged his fans.

LADbible has reached out to representatives of Johnny Knoxville and Paramount Pictures.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: US News, US Entertainment, Jackass

Dominic Smithers
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