Bam Margera filed a lawsuit on Monday towards Paramount, Johnny Knoxville and director Spike Jonze, alleging that he was wrongfully fired from the upcoming fourth installment of the “Jackass” movie franchise.
Margera, one of many stars of the unique TV sequence and the next movies, was fired final fall, after allegedly testing optimistic for Adderall, violating the phrases of a “wellness agreement” he signed with the movie’s producers.
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Margera has been out and in of rehab a number of instances during the last decade. According to his lawsuit, Jonze, director Jeffrey Tremaine and Knoxville coerced him into signing the “wellness agreement” whereas he was in rehab in 2019 and stated that if he didn’t he could be excluded from “Jackass Forever.”
The go well with claims that he signed the settlement with out being given the possibility to run it by an lawyer. The settlement required common drug and alcohol checks, in addition to a prescription remedy regime, in line with the go well with.
The go well with alleges that Margera was fired after testing optimistic for Adderall, although he has taken Adderall by prescription for 10 years. The go well with likens Margera’s therapy to Britney Spears’ conservatorship case, alleging that he has been victimized because of his psychological well being points.
“Paramount’s inhumane treatment of Margera cannot be countenanced,” the go well with states. “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.”
The go well with additionally claims that “Jackass Forever,” which is due out in October, makes use of lots of Margera’s contributions.
Knoxville addressed the scenario in an interview with GQ in May.
“I don’t want to get into public back-and-forth with Bam,” Knoxville stated on the time. “I just want him to get better.”
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