In August 2021, Bam Margera sued Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, Jeffrey Tremaine, Paramount Pictures, MTV, Dickhouse Entertainment, and others for wrongful termination.
Margera described the agreement he was forced to sign as “psychological torture” and had so many conditions that it was impossible to comply.
The agreement signed in 2019 read, “I, Bam Margera, fully understand that I will not be able to engage in negotiating a contract to participate in a new jackass film unless I stay in treatment for a minimum of 90 days and abide by the rules set forth by the treatment center.”
Margera agreed, “I understand that I have to remain sober and only take medication approved by the medical staff of the treatment center. I understand that if I do participate in a new jackass film, it will include conditions for my continued sobriety and mental health approved by the treatment center.”
The agreement required Margera to undergo regular drug and alcohol tests. It also forced him to take medicine that he claims left him depressed and drained.
Margera tested positive for Adderall and was fired. Although Margera says doctors had prescribed him the drug for decades and being fired for having it in his system was unfair.
The lawsuit claimed the defendants were “inhumane” and “discriminatory” and was compared to Britney Spears’ conservatorship.
According to a new court document, Bam is asking to dismiss the lawsuit, which is a sign of a settlement. At this point, that information has not been revealed.