Bam Margera Reportedly Settles 'Jackass Forever' Lawsuit

Last year, the 'Jackass' franchise star sued the makers of the film over his wrongful termination

Photo: Bam Margera

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Apr 15, 2022

Jackass franchise star Bam Margera has reportedly settled his wrongful termination lawsuit against Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, Jeff Tremaine, Paramount Pictures, Dickhouse Entertainment, Gorilla Flicks and MTV.

Back in August, Margera sued over his firing from the fourth instalment of the film series, Jackass Forever. A new court document obtained by TMZ  indicates that the co-creator of the comedic institution based on bodily harm is looking to dismiss the suit. According to the publication, a settlement is looking likely — though its terms remain private.

Margera was removed from Jackass Forever in 2020 following a breach of contract. He allegedly violated a "wellness agreement" he had signed with the film's producers while in rehab in 2019, reportedly testing positive for Adderall although he's been taking the drug as prescribed for a decade.

The lawsuit went so far as to call Paramount's treatment of Margera "inhumane," even likening the situation to the contemporaneous Britney Spears conservatorship case, writing: "Margera was made to endure psychological torture in the form of a sham Wellness Agreement and then ultimately terminated for his protected class status due to his medical condition and his complaints about Defendants' discriminatory conduct towards him."

Prior to Margera's filing, director Tremaine was granted a restraining order against him after the dismissed star allegedly sent the filmmaker and his family death threats. Knoxville spoke out about his co-star being fired for the first time last May, saying, "We want Bam to be happy and healthy and get the help he needs," in reference to Margera's history of drug use.


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