Bam Margera is suing Paramount Pictures, MTV, Johnny Knoxville, etc. for firing him from the Jackass franchise’s upcoming movie, Jackass Forever. Margera is looking for millions of dollars in damages.
The 39-page complaint filed on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court cites “Defendants’ inhumane, abusive and discriminatory treatment of Plaintiff Margera, and for their wrongful termination of him from the movie franchise that he created.”
Paramount had his contract terminated in August last year, citing a violation of the “Wellness Agreement.” By then, after Bam Margera already had filming scenes and came up with ideas for the movie, most of them are being used in the film, the suit claims.
“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 self,” the suit states.
Jackass writer-producer Jeffrey Tremaine, Dickhouse Entertainment and Gorilla Flicks are the other named defendants in the suit.
“I am pissed-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,” Margera said in a statement. “I created this franchise before any of these guys ever got involved.”
Bam Margera is being represented by Dennis Ellis, Katherine Murray, Eric George, and Serli Polatoglu of Browne George Ross O’Brien Annaguey & Ellis, along with his and personal attorneys Todd Thibodo and Alison Triesslin.
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