Who’s the actual jackass?
Margera, 41, filed a lawsuit on Monday in opposition to a variety of names together with longtime co-star Johnny Knoxville, director Spike Jonze and Paramount — alleging that he was wrongfully terminated from the forthcoming installment of the “Jackass” movie franchise, “Jackass Without end,” that’s out on Oct. 22, Selection studies.
Margera was axed final fall after allegedly testing optimistic for Adderall, which violated a “wellness settlement” he signed. Information of him being canned grew to become official in February.
The swimsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Courtroom, alleges that Knoxville, Jonze and director Jeffrey Tremaine coerced Margera into signing the settlement throughout a stint in rehab in 2019 — and that he supplied up his John Hancock with none alternative to have it cleared by an lawyer. The settlement stipulated that Margera endure a number of every day drug exams, each scheduled and unscheduled, and take prescription drugs. If he didn’t associate with it, Margera can be nixed from “Jackass Without end.”
And regardless of being prescribed Adderall for a decade, the swimsuit expenses, he was fired after testing optimistic for the drug. In a single part of the lawsuit, Margera is in comparison with the continuing Britney Spears conservatorship case — and it says that he’s change into a sufferer because of his psychological well being struggles.
“Paramount’s inhumane remedy of Margera can’t be countenanced,” the swimsuit reads. “Margera was made to endure psychological torture within the type of a sham Wellness Settlement, after which in the end terminated for his protected class standing because of his psychological situation, and his complaints about Defendants’ discriminatory conduct in direction of him.”
In a press launch saying the submitting of the lawsuit, Margera stated, “I’m pissed-off, offended, damage and shattered that Johnny [Knoxville], Jeff [Tremaine], Spike [Jonze] and the studios and producers ripped off my creativity, content material, and stunts to make this film, fired me with out justification, and refuse to pay for my work; I created this franchise earlier than any of those guys ever bought concerned.”
He continued, “My lawsuit isn’t nearly compensation. It’s about treating folks with psychological well being and habit points in an sincere method and never benefiting from their disabilities to tear them off.”
A lawyer for Knoxville and Jonze didn’t reply to The Put up’s request for remark. Representatives for Tremaine and Paramount additionally didn’t instantly reply to a message looking for remark.
Margera had beforehand been open about different struggles, together with alcoholism — which he mentioned in a 2016 episode of “Household Remedy With Dr. Jenn” on VH1.
“My first drink, I used to be 21 and I by no means drank earlier than that,” he stated on the present. “Once I actually began ingesting, I used to be most likely 24, 25 … It simply slowly grew to become waking up and sipping on a drink as quickly as I bought up … one is just too many however a thousand isn’t sufficient.”
In a Could interview with GQ, Knoxville introduced Margera up in dialogue.
“I don’t wish to get into public back-and-forth with Bam,” Knoxville advised the publication. “I simply need him to get higher.”