Former Jackass star Bam Margera is suing the movie’s producers over his exit from Jackass 4: Forever.
The actor, who was set to star within the latest sequel – scheduled for launch on September 3 – filed a grievance at this time (August 9) claiming a violation of his civil rights after producers made him signal a “Wellness Settlement” and fired him after a optimistic drug check, claiming he broke his contract.
In line with the Hollywood Reporter, Margera allegedly stated he suffers from bodily and psychological disabilities, making Adderall a vital remedy for his consideration deficit dysfunction. He has known as his termination “unlawful discrimination”.
The lawsuit reportedly references Britney Spears’ conservatorship and calls the Wellness Settlement “draconian” and “legally unenforceable”.
The settlement allowed for Margera’s rapid termination within the occasion he didn’t blow right into a breathalyzer 3 times a day, undergo a urinalysis twice per week, have his hair follicles examined frequently, and take capsules each morning whereas on a FaceTime name with a health care provider employed by Paramount.
Bam Margera (Image: Getty)
“Margera didn’t slip up,” the grievance reportedly reads. “He adopted the provisions of the Wellness Settlement to a tee, at nice private value. Defendants’ remedy of Margera exacerbated his psychological well being points and led to suicidal ideas. However nonetheless, Margera persevered — solely to have the rug pulled out from below him.”
Lawyer Eric George, representing Margera, claimed that the actor was fired after “one of many quite a few drug checks Margera was pressured to undergo reveal that he was taking prescription Adderall.
“Defendants knew full effectively that Margera needed to take Adderall to deal with his consideration deficit dysfunction. He had been on this medicine for a number of years. However all of this however, and with out even giving Margera a chance to clarify, Paramount fired him.”
Bam Margera is trying to sue Paramount Photos, MTV Networks, Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze and different related events with the Jackass franchise. The actor is asking for an injunction on the premiere date of Jackass 4, and can be searching for financial damages.
NME is reaching out to all concerned events and can replace this story accordingly with any remark acquired.
Earlier this 12 months, Tremaine reportedly filed a temporary restraining order against Margera over alleged harassment.
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