Bam Margera files lawsuit claiming wrongful dismissal from new Jackass film

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Bam Margera is suing Paramount Pictures, Johnny Knoxville, and directors Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonze claiming that he was wrongfully dismissed from the upcoming film, Jackass Forever.

According to reports, Bam was fired after breaking his contract due to mandates related to his substance abuse. Jeff was successfully granted a restraining order against the former cast member after he made threats against Jeff's wife and kids.

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The suit alleges that the 41-year-old was coerced into signing a wellness agreement while he was in rehab in 2019. It also claims that the film, which releases in October, uses many of his contributions.

The suit states: "Paramount's inhumane treatment of Margera cannot be countenanced. 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," reports Variety.

In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, the skateboarder said: "I am pissed-off, angry, hurt, and shattered that Johnny (Knoxville), Jeff (Tremaine), Spike (Jonze) 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; I created this franchise before any of these guys ever got involved."

He added: "My lawsuit isn't just about compensation. It's about treating people with mental health and addiction issues in an honest manner and not taking advantage of their disabilities to rip them off."

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