Jackass creator Bam Margera sues to stop the film 'Jackass Forever' from being released, alleging he was illegall fired while in a mental health treatment facility. https://t.co/Jc6NNKtNGh— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 10, 2021
- Bam Margera says that he was illegally fired from the franchise's fourth film and is suing to stop the October release of "Jackass Forever."
- Margera, who helped create the video series that inspired the "Jackass" TV show and feature films, which he also starred in, filed a lawsuit Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Paramount, co-star Johnny Knoxville, producer Spike Jonze and director Jeffrey Tremaine alleging that he was wrongfully fired and seeking millions in compensation.
- Margera alleges that Knoxville, Jonze and Tremaine made an unannounced visit to a drug rehabilitation facility in 2019 and "accosted him and coerced him" into signing a "wellness agreement" that required frequent drug tests to remain involved in the franchise.
- Margera, who was fired after production began for "Jackass Forever," says in his suit that he was terminated after a drug test showed he was taking prescription Adderall. "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," the suit says.
- "Margera was the only 'Jackass' co-star terminated from the franchise for taking medication that he was prescribed, in order to treat his well-documented medical conditions," the suit says.
- Knoxville, Tremaine and Jonze have not commented as of yet.
- Knoxville however addressed the situation in an interview with GQ in May. "I don't want to get into public back-and-forth with Bam," Knoxville said at the time. "I just want him to get better."