'Jackass' director claims Bam Margera's death threats led to restraining order: https://t.co/ujVsnDklC2— Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) June 2, 2021
Jeff Tremaine is the director of the Jackass films, including Jackass 4, which is to be released this October and will be the first film in the franchise to not feature Ryan Dunn, who passed away in 2011, or Bam Margera, who was fired this year from the franchise by Paramount.
It was recently revealed that Tremaine had filed a temporary restraining order against Margera due to death threats the former MTV star texted to Tremaine threatening his family.
Margera has been publicly struggling with both his sobriety and mental health issues, concerning fans with unsettling instagram posts.
Steve-O, who has been sober for over a decade, shared publicly that he and Johnny Knoxville had tried to stage an intervention for Margera and do everything in their power to keep him in the film but that Margera refused.
In a recent interview with GQ about the upcoming film and the history of Jackass, Knoxville speaks about Margera's firing only briefly:
“We want Bam to be happy and healthy and get the help he needs,” he said. “We tried to push that along. I think that's all I really want to say about it.”
A few days after I had lunch with Knoxville, Margera asserted to TMZ that he'd been fired from Jackass 4 for refusing to follow through with Knoxville-mandated rehab, an experience he likened to “torture.” (Over the phone, Margera confirmed to me that he'd been fired from the movie for breaking his contract. “It hurts my heart,” he said, “because I've waited 10 years for this.”)
“I don't want to get into public back-and-forth with Bam,” Knoxville said when I later brought up Margera's claim. “I just want him to get better.”
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