Bam Margera Drops ‘Jackass Forever’ Lawsuit
Skateboarder Bam Margera’s lawyers have dropped the lawsuit between the former Jackass star and Paramount Pictures. The lawsuit, which was filed in August of 2021, also involved Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, and Spike Jonze following Margera’s dismissal from the film Jackass Forever.
According to TheWrap, Margera’s attorney Dennis S. Ellis filed a request to the Los Angeles Superior Court for the lawsuit to be dismissed with prejudice — in other words, it can’t be filed again. Whether or not a settlement was reached between Margera and Paramount is unknown.
Margera claimed he had been coerced by Jonze and Knoxville into signing an agreement that would subject him to several drug and alcohol tests prior to filming Jackass Forever. He was fired from the project in April of 2020, after he failed to pass his drug tests during production. However, Margera alleged that the drug he was taking was Adderall, which is used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD). He said that Paramount didn’t give him the chance to explain the situation in full, which resulted in the termination of his shooting contract.
On the defendants’ side, the attorney stated that while Margera had been compliant with his wellness contract for the first months of filming, he eventually “broke off contact” with his treatment team and began using illicit drugs once more.
If you've seen Jackass Forever, you might have noticed that at one point, Margera does appear in the film. He’s briefly seen performing a stunt with several other cast members, as well as during archival footage during the movie’s credits. His name is listed among the 49 performers during that credit sequence.