Looks like West Chester native, Bam Margera, is dropping his lawsuit against the "Jackass" team. 8 months ago he sued "Jackass" director Jeff Tremaine for "Wrongful Termination". Margera was fired from the franchise's newest film "Jackass Forever" after he reportedly failed a drug test. The parties have now reached a private settlement and has been resolved.
Eight months after West Chester native and skateboarder Bam Margera sued "Jackass" director Jeff Tremaine, producer Spike Jonze, former co-star Johnny Knoxville and Paramount Pictures for wrongful termination, he dropped the suit this week.
Margera asked for it to be dismissed with prejudice, which means the suit can't be filed again.
TMZ, which broke the news, reported that the parties have reached a private settlement.
Margera was initially involved in the production of the franchise's newest movie "Jackass Forever," which came out in February, but he was fired in August 2020 after he tested positive for Adderall.
Margera, who has long been open about his struggles with alcohol abuse, was approached by Knoxville, Tremaine and Jonze in 2019 about signing a "wellness agreement," which he did without consulting a lawyer.
That agreement included daily drug tests, which Margera passed for a time. He was able to sign a contract with Paramount to work on the new movie, which was in place until he tested positive for Adderall in August 2020.
Margera's lawsuit, which was filed last year, stated that he was prescribed the drug by his doctor for his ADHD and that dismissing him over that was discriminatory.
It also states that Margera was the main creative force behind the franchise.
The origins of "Jackass" can in part be traced back to a stunt and skating video series called "CKY" which Margera produced with his friends in West Chester starting in 1999 after he became a pro skateboarder.
"CKY" stands for "Camp Kill Yourself." Margera's brother Jess has a band with the same name.