Bam Margera settles lawsuit over Jackass Forever film sacking

Jackass star Bam Margera has settled his lawsuit alleging he was illegally fired from the franchise’s latest film.

Argera, an original actor in the TV series and subsequent films, was fired from the stunt film Jackass Forever last year after reportedly violating his contract.

The 42-year-old, who previously battled substance abuse, is said to have failed drug tests.

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Margera (centre) said he was forced to sign a “draconian” agreement before filming Jackass Forever (Ian West/PA).

On Wednesday, Margera filed a motion to dismiss the case in Los Angeles Superior Court, but details of the settlement were not disclosed.

Margera had sought millions in damages and an injunction to stop the film’s release in the lawsuit, which was filed in August last year.

He took legal action against Jackass studio Paramount Pictures, director Jeff Tremaine, co-star Johnny Knoxville and co-creator Spike Jonze, saying his dismissal from the project was illegal.

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Margera’s Jackass co-star Johnny Knoxville (pictured) was targeted in the lawsuit (Aaron Chown/PA)

Margera’s attorneys claimed the subjects of the lawsuit “approached him and forced him to sign a draconian ‘wellness agreement'” and threatened him with being banned from future films if he didn’t agree.

The agreement required Margera to conduct multiple drug tests daily, according to the lawsuit.

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It was claimed Margera was fired after he tested positive for Adderall, even though the defendants knew he had been taking the drug for several years to treat his attention deficit disorder.

Jackass Forever was released earlier this year and one scene with Margera remains.

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