Bam Margera Drops Lawsuit Against Johnny Knoxville

Claire Reid

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Bam Margera Drops Lawsuit Against Johnny Knoxville

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Bam Margera has dropped his lawsuit against Johnny Knoxville and Paramount Pictures.

Magera filed the suit last year, claiming that he had been unfairly fired from the Jackass Forever movie.

As well as Knoxville and distributor Paramount pictures, the suit also included director Jeff Tremaine, producer Spike Jonze, MTV, Dickhouse Entertainment and Gorilla Flicks.

In the suit, Margera claimed the conditions imposed on him to allow him to remain the movie amounted to ‘psychological torture’. 

Johnny Knoxville and Paramount Pictures were sued by Bam Margera. Credit: Alamy
Johnny Knoxville and Paramount Pictures were sued by Bam Margera. Credit: Alamy

The 42-year-old originally claimed that he was subjected to 'inhumane, abusive and discriminatory treatment' during the filming of the movie.

However, new court documents seen by PEOPLE show Margera is set to drop the case and a settlement has likely been reached. No details of a settlement have been released to the public. 

The original lawsuit alleged Margera had been told to sign a ‘Wellness Agreement’ meaning he had to take daily drug tests. 

The lawsuit had claimed 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 read: "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.

It seems as if Margera has dropped the lawsuit against Knoxvile and Paramount Pictures. Credit: Alamy
It seems as if Margera has dropped the lawsuit against Knoxvile and Paramount Pictures. Credit: Alamy

"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."

In a statement released to the media at the time, Margera said he was ‘angry and hurt’ after being excluded from the flick. 

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.

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

In response, Knoxville said he and the rest of the Jackass team wanted Margera to be ‘happy and healthy’. 

In an interview with GQ, he said: "We want Bam to be happy and healthy and get the help he needs. 

"We tried to push that along. I think that's all I really want to say about it....I don't want to get into public back-and-forth with Bam. I just want him to get better."

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Topics: Film & TV, Bam Margera, Johnny Knoxville, Film and TV, Jackass

Claire Reid
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